ABSTRACT

Residential Building Fires (2013-2015)   [open pdf - 662KB]

"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. [...] Each year, from 2013 to 2015, fire departments responded to an estimated 380,200 fires in residential buildings across the nation. These fires resulted in an annual average of 2,695 deaths; 12,000 injuries; and $7 billion in property loss. The residential building portion of the fire problem is of great national importance, as it accounts for the vast majority of civilian casualties."

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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.1
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