ABSTRACT

New Year's Holiday Fires   [open pdf - 198KB]

"This topical report examines the patterns and characteristics of fires that occurred during the 2001 and 2002 New Year's holidays, and it compares those characteristics with average fire patterns during comparable winter days and annually. Approximately 6,400 fires in the United States occurred during the average New Year's holiday, claiming an estimated 30 lives, causing 93 injuries and $53 million in property damage. Approximately 34% of all New Year's fires occurred in residential property structures."

Publisher:
Date:
2004-12
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
Source:
Topical Fire Report Series (December 2004), v.4 no.5
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