NFPA statistics available as resource for media
January 25, 2008 – A three-alarm fire broke out at the Monte Carlo Hotel on the Las Vegas strip on January 25, 2008. NFPA offers reports and resources to the media.
Materials are available at NFPA’s Web site www.nfpa.org/pressroom.
According to NFPA, between 2000-2004, an estimated average of 4,360 structure fires were reported in hotels and motels per year. These fires caused an annual average of 13 civilian deaths, 172 civilian fire injuries, and $67 million in direct property damage.
Source: NFPA's Structure fires in the U.S. hotels and motels, 1980-2004 (PDF,36KB)
Other materials available:
NFPA investigation - Las Vegas Hilton, February 10, 1981, eight fatalities (PDF, 8KB)
NFPA investigation - Las Vegas MGM Grand, November 21, 1980, 85 fatalities (PDF, 7KB)
Summary of U.S. hotel fire incidents with 10 or more fatalities, 1934-2006 (PDF, 18KB)
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