"From 2008 to 2010, fire departments responded to an estimated 240,500 fires in one- and two-family residences each year across the Nation. These fires resulted in an annual average loss of 2,050 deaths, 8,350 injuries, and 5.8 billion dollars in property loss. One- and two-family residential building fires account for the majority of all residential building fires (66 percent) and dominate the overall residential building fire profile. One- and two-family residential buildings include detached dwellings, manufactured homes, mobile homes not in transit, and duplexes. The vast majority of fire deaths in the Nation occur in these one- and two-family dwellings. Because these fatalities occur all over the Nation and throughout the year, they do not often make national headlines. Nevertheless, fire deaths in one- and two-family dwellings account for far more deaths in most years than all natural disasters combined."
U.S. Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/
Topical Fire Report Series (May 2012), v.13 no.4