Wildfires destroy thousands of structures each year

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 of the broad social, economic, and community impacts from wildfires.