Structure Fires, 2008-2017 (1)

 

    Direct property damage ($ billions)     Direct property damage ($ billions)
Year Number of fires As reported In 2017 dollars Year Number of fires As reported In 2017 dollars
2008 515,000 $12.41 $13.91 2013 487,500 $9.50 $10.00
2009 480,500 10.80 12.30 2014 494,000 9.80 10.10
2010 482,000 9.70 10.90 2015 501,500 10.30 10.60
2011 484,500 9.70 10.50 2016 475,500 7.81 8.01
2012 480,500 9.80 10.50 2017 499,000 10.70 (2) 10.70 (2)
(1) Estimates based on data reported by fire departments responding to the 2017 National Fire Experience Survey. May exclude reports from all fire departments. (2) Excludes $10 billion in direct property damage from the California wildfires. Source: Reproduced with permission from Fire Loss in the United States During 2017 by Ben Evarts, ©2017, National Fire Protection Association https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Data-research-and-tools/US-Fire-Problem.