STRUCTURE FIRES BY TYPE OF USE, 2012 (1)
Property use Estimated number of fires Percent change from 2011 Property loss (2) ($ millions) Percent change from 2011
Public assembly 12,000 4.0% $281 -37.0%
Educational 5,000 (3) 64 35.0
Institutional 6,000 -7.7 35 -32.3
Residential 381,000 -1.3 7,199 2.1
     1 and 2 family homes (4) 268,000 -2.4 5,818 1.3
     Apartments 97,000 1.6 1,192 2.1
     Other (5) 16,000 (3) 189 35.0
Stores and offices 17,500 -5.4 643 2.9
Industry, utility, defense (6) 9,000 10.0 676 9.0
Storage in structures 28,500 5.6 751 4.2
Special structures 21,500 13.2 127 -3.1
Total 480,500 -0.8% $9,776 0.9%
(1) Estimates based on data reported by fire departments responding to the 2012 National Fire Experience Survey. May not include reports from all fire departments. (2) Includes overall direct property loss to contents, structures, vehicles, machinery, vegetation or any other property involved in a fire. Excludes indirect losses, such as business interruption or temporary shelter costs. (3) Less than 0.1 percent. (4) Includes manufactured homes. (5) Includes hotels and motels, college dormitories, boarding houses, etc. (6) Excludes incidents handled only by private brigades or fixed suppression systems. Source: National Fire Protection Association.