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Fires in Structures Under Construction, Undergoing Major Renovation, or Being Demolished

Report: NFPA's "Fires in Structures Under Construction, Undergoing Major Renovation, or Being Demolished" (PDF)
Author: Richard Campbell
Issued: April 2017

 

Report highlights

  • Fires in structures under construction resulted in annual losses of 5 civilian deaths, 51 civilian injuries, and $172 million in direct property damage.
  • Fires in structures undergoing major renovation resulted in 4 civilian deaths, 65 civilian injuries, and $108 in direct property damage each year.
  • Fires in structures being demolished resulted in 4 civilian deaths, 16 civilian injuries, and $30 million in direct property damage.
  • Cooking equipment was the leading cause in structures under construction (27% of total), while heating equipment was the leading cause of fires in structures undergoing major renovation (15%), and fires in structures being demolished were most often intentionally set (42%).
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