Helen Columbo

Updated NFPA Home Structure Fire report has now been published

Blog Post created by Helen Columbo Employee on Oct 31, 2016

home structure fires report

 

An average of 358,300 reported home structure fires caused 2,520 civilian deaths per year.  During the five year period of 2010-2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 358,300 home structure fires per year.  These fires caused an annual average of 2,520 civilian deaths, 12,720 civilian fire injuries, and $6.7 billion in direct property damage.  Home fires accounted for three-quarters (74%) of all reported structure fires, 93% of civilian structure fire deaths, 87% of the civilian structure fire injuries, and more than two-thirds (69% of direct structure fire property loss.

 

During 2010-2014, roughly one of every 338 households per year had a reported home fire.  On average, seven people died in U.S. home fires per day.

 

The full report is now available for download.

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