Tag: structure loss
Wildfires destroy thousands of structures each year
In a new data visualization, explore the number of structures destroyed by wildfire in each state. Since 2005, more than 89,000 structures have been destroyed by wildfires resulting in an untold number of fatalities, evacuations, and personal losses. The number of structures destroyed, rather than the number of acres burned, is a more telling measure […]
Montana wildfire risk is widespread and growing
A new analysis finds that more than a third of Montana homes—nearly 120,000 homes—have moderate to high wildfire risk. The number of homes in moderate and high wildfire risk areas has nearly doubled since 1990.