ABSTRACT

Residential Building Fires (2009-2011)   [open pdf - 954KB]

"From 2009 to 2011, fire departments responded to an estimated 360,900 fires in residential buildings each year across the nation. These fires resulted in an annual average of 2,495 deaths, 13,250 injuries and $7 billion in property losses. The residential building portion of the fire problem is of great national importance as it accounts for the vast majority of civilian casualties. National estimates for 2009--2011 show that 82 percent of all fire deaths and 76 percent of all fire injuries occurred in residential buildings. In addition, residential building fires accounted for over half (58 percent) of the total dollar loss from all fires."

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2013-05
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Public Domain
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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 (May 2013), v.14 no.4
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