The full community costs of wildfire

TitleThe full community costs of wildfire
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsEconomics, H
Date Published05/2018
InstitutionHeadwaters Economics
CityBozeman, MT
Keywordseconomic impacts of fire, technical reports and journal articles

This report summarizes the accumulated impacts and associated costs of wildfires at the local, state, and federal level. Drawing from existing literature and five case studies—the Hayman (2002), Old, Grand Prix, and Padua Complex (2003), Schultz (2010), Rim (2013), and Loma fires (2016)—we categorize wildfire impacts into short-term expenses including suppression costs spent on firefighting, and long-term damages including costs that accrue in the months and years after a wildfire.