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.