ABSTRACT

Topical Fire Report Series: Residential Building Garage Fires (2009-2011), (Volume 14 Issue 12)   [open pdf - 824KB]

From the Document: "From 2009 to 2011, an estimated 6,600 residential building fires originating in attached garages were reported by U.S. fire departments annually. These fires caused an estimated 30 deaths, 400 injuries and $457 million in property damage. Residential building garage fires accounted for about 2 percent of all residential building fires reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) from 2009 to 2011. In NFIRS, residential building garage fires are defined as those fires where the property use was reported to be residential, and the area of fire origin was noted to be a vehicle storage area (i.e., garage or carport). Therefore, this report focuses on garages that are physically attached to the residence."

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2013-11
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Public Domain
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United States Fire Administration: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
Source:
Topical Fire Report Series (November 2013), v.14 Issue 12
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