Largest loss educational structure fires

Top ten largest-loss educational structure fires
Rank Event Loss in year fire occurred
(In millions)
Adjusted loss in 2011 dollars
(In millions)
1. Elementary school*
August 2006
Alaska
 $35.0  $39.0
2. Elementary school
October 1984
North Dakota
 $16.0  $34.6
3.  High school**
May 2007
California
 $30.0  $32.5
4. Elementary school
November 1998
Texas
 $16.3  $22.5
5. K-12 School
December 2007
Massachusetts
$16.0 $17.3
6. Junior High School
July 2005
Utah
$15.0 $17.3
7. High school
May 1998
Texas
 $14.0 $19.3
8. High school
January 2002
Washington
$13.5 $16.9
9. Elementary school
November 2000
Virginia
$12.0 $15.7
10. Junior high school
July 1986
Minnesota
$11.0  $22.6

* This fire became a conflgration and spread to 57 exposures. The estimated $35 milion incldes all exposure fires.

** Not included in the NFPA Journal article, "Large Loss for 2007," because dollar amount was verified after publication date.

Source: NFPA's Fire Incident Data Organization, Fire Analysis & Research Division

Updated: 7/09

Top ten largest-loss educational structure fires
Rank Event Loss in year fire occurred
(In millions)
Adjusted loss in 2011 dollars
(In millions)
1. Elementary school*
August 2006
Alaska
 $35.0  $39.0
2. Elementary school
October 1984
North Dakota
 $16.0  $34.6
3.  High school**
May 2007
California
 $30.0  $32.5
4. Elementary school
November 1998
Texas
 $16.3  $22.5
5. K-12 School
December 2007
Massachusetts
$16.0 $17.3
6. Junior High School
July 2005
Utah
$15.0 $17.3
7. High school
May 1998
Texas
 $14.0 $19.3
8. High school
January 2002
Washington
$13.5 $16.9
9. Elementary school
November 2000
Virginia
$12.0 $15.7
10. Junior high school
July 1986
Minnesota
$11.0  $22.6

* This fire became a conflgration and spread to 57 exposures. The estimated $35 milion incldes all exposure fires.

** Not included in the NFPA Journal article, "Large Loss for 2007," because dollar amount was verified after publication date.

Source: NFPA's Fire Incident Data Organization, Fire Analysis & Research Division

Updated: 7/09

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