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.