ABSTRACT

Intentionally Set Fires   [open pdf - 781KB]

"From 2004 to 2006, an estimated 210,300 intentionally set fires occurred each year in the United States. Intentionally set fires account for 13 percent of fires responded to by fire departments across the Nation. These fires resulted in an average of approximately 375 deaths; 1,300 injuries; and $1.06 billion in property loss each year. Intentional fires are those fires that are deliberately set and include fires that result from deliberate misuse of a heat source, fires of an incendiary nature (arson), as well as controlled burn fires, such as crop clearing, that required fire service intervention. This topical report addresses the characteristics of intentionally set fires reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) between 2004 and 2006. Subsets of the intentionally set fire problem-outside, vehicle, and residential building intentionally set fires-are further investigated in separate topical reports. Each topical report addresses specific concerns related to these subsets of the intentional fire problem."

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Date:
2009-11
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
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 (November 2009), v.9 no.5
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