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.