NFPA's recently released report, "Fire Loss in the United States During 2014," is a grim reminder of the annual losses experienced by home fires. Culling through the data, one thing is definite: home fires are still a major problem in the U.S.
For instance, in 2014:
- there were more than 367,000 home structure fires
- 2,745 people died in home fires, meaning that 84 percent of the country's fire deaths that year happened at home
- home fires caused 11,825 injuries, or 75 percent of all civilian fire injuries
- property loss from home fires totaled $6.8 billion
For additional data on home fires, visit the Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.