STRUCTURE FIRES BY TYPE OF USE, 2011 (1)
Property use Estimated number of fires Percent change from 2010 Property loss (2)($ millions) Percent change from 2010
Public assembly 12,500 4.2% $446 5.9%
Educational 5,000 -9.1 44 -42.1
Institutional 6,500 18.2 52 40.5
Residential 386,000 0.5 7,054 -0.4
     1 and 2 family homes (3) 274,500 -1.6 5,746 -2.5
     Apartments 95,500 5.5 1,168 13.1
     Other (4) 16,000 10.3 140 -7.3
Stores and offices 18,500 2.8 625 -14.4
Industry, utility, defense (5) 10,000 11.1 620 20.4
Storage in structures 27,000 -3.6 721 -4.6
Special structures 19,000 -5.0 131 28.4
Total 484,500 0.5% $9,693 -0.2%

(1) Estimates based on data reported by fire departments responding to the 2011 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) Includes manufactured homes.
(4) Includes hotels and motels, college dormitories, boarding houses, etc.
(5) Does not include incidents handled only by private brigades or fixed suppression systems.

Source: National Fire Protection Association.