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.