STRUCTURE FIRES FACT SHEET
departments responded to an estimated
average of 358,300 home structural
fires per year during 2010-2014.
caused an annual average of:
civilian fire deaths,
civilian fire injuries, and
billion in direct damage.
of all structure fire deaths
resulted from home fires.
average, seven people died in U.S.
home fires per day.
2015 FIRES BY THE
fires occurred in structures, a
slight increase of 1.5%
fires or 73% of all structure
fires occurred in home structures,
which include one and two family
homes, manufactured homes and
apartments. This was a slight
decrease of 0.5 percent.
civilian fire deaths in
2015, an increase of 0.2% from
or 78% of all civilian fire deaths
occurred in the home, a decrease
of 6.7% compared to 2014.
civilian fire injuries occurred in
2014, a decrease of 0.5%. Many
civilian injuries are not reported
to the fire service, and the
estimate for civilian injuries may
or 83 percent of all civilian
injuries occurred in structure
fires were responsible for 11,075
civilian injuries, or 71 percent
of all civilian injuries, in 2015.
estimated $14.3 billion in
property damage occurred as a
result of fire in 2015, an
increase of 23.2 percent from the
this, $10.3 billion in property
damage occurred in structure
fires, including $7 billion in
property loss in home fires.
Fire Loss for 2015