Reported Fires By Property Use, 2020 (1)

 

Property use Fires Property loss (2) ($ millions)
Fires in California Wildland-Urban Interface   $4,200
Structures 490,500 12,107
   Residential  379,500 8,703
      Home  356,500 8,400
         One- and two-family homes (3) 270,500 6,771
         Apartments and other multi-family 86,000 1,629
         Other residential structures (4) 23,000 303
   Non-residential (5) 111,000 3,404
Vehicle fire  209,500 5,170
   Highway vehicle fire  173,000 1,615
   Other vehicle fire  36,500 3,555 (6)
Outside and other fire   688,500 389
   Fire outside but no vehicle (7) 84,000 210
   Fires in brush, grass, or wildlands (8) 277,000 NA 
   Outside rubbish fire  225,000 NA 
All other fire  102,500 179
Total  1,388,500 $21,866
(1) Estimates based on data reported by fire departments responding to the 2020 National Fire Experience Survey. May exclude reports from some 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) Includes a $3 billion naval ship fire in California. (7) Outside storage, crops, timber, etc. (8) Excludes crops and timber, with no value or loss involved. Source: Reproduced with permission from Fire Loss in the United States During 2020 by Marty Ahrens and Ben Evarts, ©2021 National Fire Protection Association www.nfpa.org.