Nearly 68,000 homes in Idaho at high risk from wildfire

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokesman-Review says Idaho has more than twice as many homes as Washington at extreme or high risk of damage, placing it fifth nationally behind California, Texas, Colorado and Oregon.

The report says Idaho has 67,877 homes in those high-risk categories, with a potential replacement cost of $15.4 billion.

The CoreLogic Wildfire Risk analysis used computer models and geographic information to assess wildfire risk in the 13 Western states.

More than 18,000 homes in the Spokane region are at high risk of wildfire damage.

That's according to a new report from real estate data firm CoreLogic.

More than half the homes in Washington state that are at extreme or high risk of wildfire damage are located in the Spokane area.

Copyright 2016 KTVB


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