Information provided by AAA’s preferred Insurance Partner, Mapfre Insurance
Nationally, there were 68,988 wildfires reported in 2022, compared to 58,985 wildfires reported the year before, according to the National Interagency Coordination Center. Of the reported wildfires, 7.5 million acres burned in 2022 compared to 7.1 acres in 2021.
Additionally, a total of 2,717 structures were reported destroyed by wildfires in 2022. That number included 1,261 residences, 1,294 minor structures and 91 commercial/mixed residential structures, according to the NICC. The state with the highest number of structures lost in 2022 was California with 492 residences, 11 non-residential commercial properties, two mixed commercial residences and 252 minor structures, the NICC reported.