"Each year in the United States, there are an estimated 1,300 fires in high school, private and prep school, and university dormitories. These fires are responsible for less than 5 deaths, and approximately 50 injuries and $4.1 million in property loss annually. This topical report [revised December 2001] examines the characteristics of fires coded in the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) occurring in dormitories."
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United States Fire Administration Topical Fire Research Series (March 2001), v.1 no.14