Structure Fires By Type Of Use, 2018 (1)

 

Property use Estimated number of fires Percent change from 2017 Property loss (2) ($ millions) Percent change from 2017
Public assembly 15,500 7% $384 35%
Educational 4,500 18 109 113
Institutional 6,500 -7 44 10
Residential 387,000 2 8,286 5
     Single- and 2-family homes (3) 276,500 5 6,493 6
     Apartments 86,500 -9 1,529 -4
     Other (4) 24,000 9 264 63
Stores and offices 18,000 (5) 778 2
Industry, utility, defense (6) 11,000 29 508 1
Storage in structures 27,000 -2 833 (5)
Special structures 29,500 -24 124 -62
Total 499,000 (5) $11,066 3%
(1) Estimates based on data reported by fire departments responding to the 2018 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) Less than 0.1 percent. (6) Excludes incidents handled only by private brigades or fixed suppression systems. Source: Reproduced with permission from Fire Loss in the United States During 2018 by Ben Evarts, ©2019 National Fire Protection Association www.nfpa.org.