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Structure Fires By Type Of Use, 2016 (1)

 

Property use Estimated number
of fires
Percent change
from 2015
Property loss (2)
($ millions)
Percent change
from 2015
Public assembly 14,000 -17.7% $308 -4.6%
Educational 4,000 -20.0 34 -15.0
Institutional 5,500 -15.4 37 -27.5
Residential 371,500 -4.3 5,804 -19.5
     1 and 2 family homes (3) 257,000 -5.0 4,493 -14.8
     Apartments 95,000 (6) 711 -38.8
     Other (4) 19,500 -13.3 150 -40.0
Stores and offices 16,000 -3.0 436 -31.3
Industry, utility, defense (5) 8,500 -5.6 419 -54.7
Storage in structures 27,000 -11.5 665 -35.6
Special structures 29,000 (6) 195 200.0
Total 475,500 -5.2% $7,898 -23.2%

(1) Estimates based on data reported by fire departments responding to the 2016 National Fire Experience Survey. May exclude 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) Includes manufactured homes.
(4) Includes hotels and motels, college dormitories, boarding houses, etc.
(5) Excludes incidents handled only by private brigades or fixed suppression systems.
(6) Less than 0.1 percent.

Source: Reproduced with permission from Fire Loss in the United States During 2016 by Hylton J.G. Haynes, ©National Fire Protection Association. www.nfpa.org.

 
STRUCTURE FIRES BY TYPE OF USE, 2008 (1)

($ millions)

Property use Estimated
number of fires
Percent change
from 2007
Property loss (2) Percent change
from 2007
Public assembly 14,000 -3.5% $518 4.0%
Educational 6,000 -7.7 66 -34.0
Institutional 6,500 -7.1 22 -46.3
Residential 403,000 -2.7 8,550 13.3
     1 and 2 family dwellings (3) 291,000 -3.2 6,892 10.7
     Apartments 95,500 -3.1 1,351 16.1
     Other (4) 16,500 10.0 307 95.5
Stores and offices 20,500 -4.7 684 5.0
Industry, utility, defense (5) 10,000 -13.0 1,401 (6) 79.9
Storage in structures 30,000 -3.2 661 -1.3
Special structures 25,000 2.0 459 26.8
Total 515,000 -2.9% $12,361 (7) 16.2%

(1) Estimates based on data reported by fire departments responding to the 2008 National Fire Experience Survey. May not include reports from all fire departments.
(2) Includes direct property loss to contents, structures, vehicles, machinery, vegetation or any other property involved in a fire. Does not include indirect losses, such as business interruption or temporary shelter costs.
(3) Includes manufactured homes.
(4) Includes hotels and motels, college dormitories, boarding houses, etc.
(5) Does not include incidents handled only by private brigades or fixed suppression systems.
(6) Includes three industrial property incidents that resulted in $775 million in property damage.
(7) Excludes losses from California wildfires in 2008, which resulted in $1.4 billion in losses.

Source: National Fire Protection Association.

 
STRUCTURE FIRES BY TYPE OF USE, 2009 (1)

($ millions)

Property use Estimated number of fires Percent change from 2008 Property loss (2) Percent change from 2008
Public assembly 14,500 3.6% $757 46.1%
Educational 5,500 -8.3 83 25.8
Institutional 5,500 -15.4 32 45.5
Residential 377,000 -6.5 7,796 -8.8
     1 and 2 family dwellings (3) 272,500 -6.4 6,391 -7.3
     Apartments 90,000 -5.8 1,225 -9.3
     Other (4) 14,500 -12.1 180 -41.4
Stores and offices 16,500 -19.5 713 4.2
Industry, utility, defense (5) 9,500 -5.0 572 -59.2 (6)
Storage in structures 29,500 -1.7 791 19.7
Special structures 22,500 -10.0 98 -78.9
Total 480,500 -6.7% $10,842 -12.3%

(1) Estimates based on data reported by fire departments responding to the 2009 National Fire Experience Survey. May not include reports from all fire departments.
(2) Includes direct property loss to contents, structures, vehicles, machinery, vegetation or any other property involved in a fire. Does not include indirect losses, such as business interruption or temporary shelter costs.
(3) Includes manufactured homes.
(4) Includes hotels and motels, college dormitories, boarding houses, etc.
(5) Does not include incidents handled only by private brigades or fixed suppression systems.
(6) Percent change reflects three industrial property incidents that resulted in $775 million in property damage in 2008.

Source: National Fire Protection Association.

 
STRUCTURE FIRES BY TYPE OF USE, 2010 (1)
Property use Estimated number
of fires
Percent change
from 2009
Property loss (2)
($ millions)
Percent change
from 2009
Public assembly 12,000 -17.2% $421 -44.4%
Educational 5,500 (3) 76 -8.4
Institutional 5,500 (3) 37 15.6
Residential 384,000 1.9 7,079 -9.2
     1 and 2 family homes (4) 279,000 2.4 5,895 -7.0
     Apartments 90,500 0.6 1,033 -15.0
     Other (5) 14,500 (3) 151 -16.0
Stores and offices 18,000 9.1 730 2.4
Industry, utility, defense (6) 9,000 -5.3 515 -10.0
Storage in structures 28,000 -5.1 756 -4.4
Special structures 20,000 -11.1 102 4.1
Total 482,000 0.3% $9,716 -10.4%

(1) Estimates based on data reported by fire departments responding to the 2010 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. Does not include 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) Does not include incidents handled only by private brigades or fixed suppression systems.

Source: National Fire Protection Association.

 
STRUCTURE FIRES BY TYPE OF USE, 2011 (1)
Property use Estimated number of fires Percent change from 2010 Property loss (2)($ millions) Percent change from 2010
Public assembly 12,500 4.2% $446 5.9%
Educational 5,000 -9.1 44 -42.1
Institutional 6,500 18.2 52 40.5
Residential 386,000 0.5 7,054 -0.4
     1 and 2 family homes (3) 274,500 -1.6 5,746 -2.5
     Apartments 95,500 5.5 1,168 13.1
     Other (4) 16,000 10.3 140 -7.3
Stores and offices 18,500 2.8 625 -14.4
Industry, utility, defense (5) 10,000 11.1 620 20.4
Storage in structures 27,000 -3.6 721 -4.6
Special structures 19,000 -5.0 131 28.4
Total 484,500 0.5% $9,693 -0.2%

(1) Estimates based on data reported by fire departments responding to the 2011 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. Does not include indirect losses, such as business interruption or temporary shelter costs.
(3) Includes manufactured homes.
(4) Includes hotels and motels, college dormitories, boarding houses, etc.
(5) Does not include incidents handled only by private brigades or fixed suppression systems.

Source: National Fire Protection Association.

 
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.

 
STRUCTURE FIRES BY TYPE OF USE, 2013 (1)
Property use Estimated number
of fires
Percent change
from 2012
Property loss (2)
($ millions)
Percent change
from 2012
Public assembly 12,500 4.2% $369 31.3%
Educational 5,500 10.0 66 -3.1
Institutional 6,000 (3) 42 20.0
Residential 387,000 1.6 6,969 -3.2
     1 and 2 family homes (4) 271,500 1.3 5,626 -3.3
     Apartments 98,000 1.0 1,166 -2.2
     Other (5) 17,500 9.4 177 -6.4
Stores and offices 18,000 2.9 611 -5.0
Industry, utility, defense (6)      8,500  -5.6 637   -5.8
Storage in structures 26,000 -8.8 692 -7.9
Special structures 24,000 11.6 140 10.2
Total 487,500 1.5% $9,526 -2.6%

(1) Estimates based on data reported by fire departments responding to the 2013 National Fire Experience Survey. May exclude 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: Reproduced with permission from Fire Loss in the United States During 2013 by Michael J. Karter, Jr., ©National Fire Protection Association. www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics.

 
Structure Fires By Type Of Use, 2014 (1)
Property use Estimated number
of fires
Percent change
from 2013
Property loss (2)
($ millions)
Percent change
from 2013
Public assembly 14,000 12.0% $429 16.3%
Educational 5,000 -9.1 59 -10.6
Institutional 6,500 8.3 54 -1.7
Residential 386,500 0.1 6,992 0.3
     One- and two-family homes (3) 273,500 0.7 5,844 3.9
     Apartments 94,000 -4.1 982 -15.8
     Other (4) 19,000 8.6 166 -6.2
Stores and offices 17,500 -2.8 708 15.9
Industry, utility, defense (5) 10,000 17.6 54 -1.7
Storage in structures 27,500 5.8 781 12.9
Special structures 27,000 12.3 211 50.7
Total 494,000 1.3% $9,846 3.4%

(1) Estimates based on data reported by fire departments responding to the 2014 National Fire Experience Survey. May exclude 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) Includes manufactured homes.
(4) Includes hotels and motels, college dormitories, boarding houses, etc.
(5) Excludes incidents handled only by private brigades or fixed suppression systems.

Source: Reproduced with permission from Fire Loss in the United States During 2014 by Hylton J.G. Haynes, ©National Fire Protection Association. www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics.

 
Structure Fires By Type Of Use, 2015 (1)
Property use Estimated number
of fires
Percent change
from 2014
Property loss (2)
($ millions)
Percent change
from 2014
Public assembly 17,000 21.4% $323 -24.7%
Educational 5,000 0.0 40 -32.2
Institutional 6,500 0.0 51 27.5
Residential 388,000 0.4 7,210 3.1
     1 and 2 family homes (3) 270,500 -1.1 5,799 -0.8
     Apartments 95,000 1.1 1,161 18.3
     Other (4) 22,500 18.4 250 50.6
Stores and offices 16,500 -5.7 635 -10.3
Industry, utility, defense (5) 9,000 -10.0 924 47.6
Storage in structures 30,500 10.9 1,032 32.1
Special structures 29,000 7.4 65 -69.2
Total 501,500 1.5% $10,280 4.4%

(1) Estimates based on data reported by fire departments responding to the 2015 National Fire Experience Survey. May exclude 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) Includes manufactured homes.
(4) Includes hotels and motels, college dormitories, boarding houses, etc.
(5) Excludes incidents handled only by private brigades or fixed suppression systems.

Source: Reproduced with permission from Fire Loss in the United States During 2015 by Hylton J.G. Haynes, ©National Fire Protection Association. www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics.