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Reported Fires By Property Use, 2019 (1)

 

Property use Fires Property loss (2)
($ millions)
Structures 481,500 $12,287
     Residential  361,500 7,976
          Home  339,500 7,767
               One- and two-family homes (3) 264,500 6,428
               Apartments and other multi-family 75,000 1,339
               Other residential structures (4) 22,000 209
     Non-residential (5) 120,000 4,311
Vehicle fire  223,000 2,229
     Highway vehicle fire  189,500 1,645
     Other vehicle fire  33,500 584
Outside and other fire   587,000 304
     Fire outside but no vehicle (6) 70,500 206
     Fires in brush, grass, or wildlands (7) 244,500 NA 
     Outside rubbish fire  177,500 NA 
All other fire  94,500 98
Total 1,291,500 $14,820

(1) Estimates based on data reported by fire departments responding to the 2019 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, dormitories, rooming houses, residential board and care properties, and other residential properties.
(5) Public assembly, educational, institutional, retail, office, manufacturing, and industrial or utility properties.
(6) Outside storage, crops, timber, etc.
(7) Excludes crops and timber, with no value or loss involved.

NA=Data not available.

Source: Reproduced with permission from Fire Loss in the United States During 2019 by Marty Ahrens and Ben Evarts, ©2020 National Fire Protection Association. www.nfpa.org.