Structure Fires By Type Of Use, 2017 (1)

 

Property use Estimated number of fires Percent change from 2016 Property loss (2) ($ millions) Percent change from 2016
Public assembly 14,500 4% $285 -7%
Educational 5,500 38 51 50
Institutional 7,000 27 40 8
Residential 379,000 2 7,900 36
     1 and 2 family homes (3) 262,500 2 6,141 24
     Apartments 95,000 (4) 1,600 (5) 125
     Other (6) 22,500 15 162 8
Stores and offices 18,000 13 763 75
Industry, utility, defense (7) 8,500 (4) 503 20
Storage in structures 27,500 2 834 25
Special structures 39,000 34 331 70
Total 499,000 5% $10,700 35%
(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) 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) Less than 0.1 percent. (5) Includes more than $400 million in large loss fires in apartment buildings under construction. (6) Includes hotels and motels, college dormitories, boarding houses, etc. (7) Excludes incidents handled only by private brigades or fixed suppression systems. 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.