"Each year in the United States, there are an estimated 150 fires in fraternity and sorority houses. From data reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), these fires are responsible for 10 civilian casualties and $2.1 million in property loss annually. This report examines the characteristics of fires coded in NFIRS as specifically occurring in fraternity or sorority houses. The data do not distinguish between fraternity and sorority houses. Anecdotal evidence, however, suggests that fires are more common in fraternity houses than in sorority houses." This paper was revised March 2002.
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United States Fire Administration Topical Fire Research Series (November 2001), v.2 no.12