STRUCTURE FIRES BY TYPE OF USE, 2010 (1)
Property use Estimated number
of fires
Percent change
from 2009
Property loss (2)
($ millions)
Percent change
from 2009
Public assembly 12,000 -17.2% $421 -44.4%
Educational 5,500 (3) 76 -8.4
Institutional 5,500 (3) 37 15.6
Residential 384,000 1.9 7,079 -9.2
     1 and 2 family homes (4) 279,000 2.4 5,895 -7.0
     Apartments 90,500 0.6 1,033 -15.0
     Other (5) 14,500 (3) 151 -16.0
Stores and offices 18,000 9.1 730 2.4
Industry, utility, defense (6) 9,000 -5.3 515 -10.0
Storage in structures 28,000 -5.1 756 -4.4
Special structures 20,000 -11.1 102 4.1
Total 482,000 0.3% $9,716 -10.4%

(1) Estimates based on data reported by fire departments responding to the 2010 National Fire Experience Survey. May not include 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. Does not include indirect losses, such as business interruption or temporary shelter costs.
(3) Less than 0.1 percent.
(4) Includes manufactured homes.
(5) Includes hotels and motels, college dormitories, boarding houses, etc.
(6) Does not include incidents handled only by private brigades or fixed suppression systems.

Source: National Fire Protection Association.