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Question for you: How many people died in U.S. home fires every day?

Blog Post created by RYAN QUINN Employee on Aug 5, 2011

 

NFPA’s Marty Ahrens talks about the Home Structure Fires report and shares safety tips

How many people do you think died in U.S. home fires every day?

NFPA's Home Structure Fires report by Marty Ahrens tells the story of home fires and the devastation they cause, by the numbers.  During the five-year period covered by the report, roughly one in every 310 households per year had a reported home fire. Each year, these fires caused an estimated average of 2,650 deaths, 12,890 injuries, and $7.1 billion in direct property damage. On average, seven people died in U.S. home fires every day. 

What number did you guess?  Was it higher or lower than the actual number?

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