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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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