ABSTRACT

Intentionally Set Fires in Residential Buildings   [open pdf - 687KB]

"From 2004 to 2006, an estimated average of 18,100 intentionally set fires in residential buildings occurred each year in the United States. Intentionally set fires account for 5 percent of residential building fires responded to by fire departments across the Nation. These fires resulted in an average of approximately 290 deaths, 850 injuries, and $533 million in property loss each year. As part of the Intentionally Set Fires Topical Reports series, this topical report addresses the characteristics of intentionally set fires in residential buildings reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) between 2004 and 2006. Intentional fires are those fires that require fire service intervention and are deliberately set. These fires include fires that result from deliberate misuse of a heat source, fires of an incendiary nature (arson), as well as other deliberate acts."

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2009-12
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Public Domain
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U.S. Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
Source:
Topical Fire Report Series (December 2009), v.9 no.8
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