May, 2018. A new report finds that almost half of the full community costs of wildfire are paid for at the local level, including by homeowners, businesses, and government agencies. The report was released by Headwaters Economics, co-founder of the CPAW program and finds that wildfire suppression costs comprise around nine percent of total wildfire costs. The remaining costs include short-term expenses and long-term damages such as landscape rehabilitation, lost business and property tax revenue, and property and infrastructure repairs.