ABSTRACT

Multifamily Residential Building Fires (2013-2015)   [open pdf - 555KB]

"These topical reports are designed to explore facets of the U.S. fire problem as depicted through data collected in the U.S. Fire Administration's National Fire Incident Reporting System. Each topical report briefly addresses the nature of the specific fire or fire-related topic, highlights important findings from the data, and may suggest other resources to consider for further information. Also included are recent examples of fire incidents that demonstrate some of the issues addressed in the report or that put the report topic in context. [...] From 2013 to 2015, multifamily residential building fires accounted for an annual estimated 109,700 reported fires. These fires accounted for 29 percent of all residential building fires responded to by fire departments across the nation. These fires resulted in an annual average of 405 deaths; 3,975 injuries; and $1.4 billion in property loss."

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Date:
2017-06
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
Source:
Topical Fire Report Series (June 2017), v.18 no.3
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