Direct Property Damage
(in Billions)

Year

Fires

Civilian
Deaths

Civilian
Injuries

As Reported

In 2016 Dollars

1980

734,000

5,200

19,700

$2.8

$8,298

1981

711,000

5,400

19,125

$3.1

$8,236

1982

654,500

4,820

20,450

$3.1

$7,811

1983

625,500

4,670

20,750

$3.2

$7,709

1984

605,500

4,075

18,750

$3.4

$7,748

1985

606,000

4,885

19,175

$3.7

$8,218

1986

565,500

4,655

18,575

$3.5

$7,584

1987

536,500

4,570

19,965

$3.6

$7,595

1988

538,500

4,955

22,075

$3.9

$7,906

1989

498,500

4,335

20,275

$3.9

$7,501

1990

454,500

4,050

20,225

$4.2

$7,636

1991

464,500

3,500

21,275

$5.4631

$9,6161

1992

459,000

3,705

21,100

$3.8

$6,455

1993

458,000

3,720

22,000

$4.7642

$7,9062

1994

438,000

3,425

19,475

$4.2

$6,823

1995

414,000

3,640

18,650

$4.3

$6,708

1996

417,000

4,035

18,875

$4.9

$7,449

1997

395,500

3,360

17,300

$4.5

$6,653

1998

369,500

3,220

16,800

$4.3

$6,292

1999

371,000

2,895

16,050

$5.0

$7,144

2000

368,000

3,420

16,975

$5.5

$7,698

2001

383,500

3,110

15,200

$5.5

$7,474

2002

389,000

2,670

13,650

$5.9

$7,908

2003

388,500

3,145

13,650

$5.9493

$7,7613

2004

395,500

3,190

13,700

$5.8

$7,414

2005

381,000

3,030

13,300

$6.7

$8,262

2006

396,000

2,580

12,500

$6.8

$8,126

2007

399,000

2,865

13,600

$7.3894

$8,5414

2008

386,500

2,755

13,160

$8.2435

$9,192

2009

362,500

2,565

12,650

$7.6

$8,511

2010

369,500

2,640

13,350

$6.9

$7,626

2011

370,000

2,520

13,910

$6.9

$7,378

2012

365,000

2,380

12,875

$5.7

$7,329

      2013        369,500           2,755 12,200 $6.8            $6,987
      2014        367,500           2,745 11,825 $6.8            $6,908
      2015        365,500           2,650 11,075 $6,9606            $7,043
      2016        352,000           2,735 10,750 $5,654            $5,654

1Includes $1.5 billion in damage caused by the Oakland Fire Storm, most of which was lost to homes but for which no detailed breakdown by property type was available.
2Includes $809 million in damage caused by Southern California wildfires
3This does not include the Southern California wildfires with an estimated property damage of $2 billion.
4Does not include the California Fire Storm 2007 with an estimated property damage of $1.8 billion
5Does not include the California wildfires 2008 with an estimated property damage of $1.4 billion.
6One- and two-family home fires.

"Homes" are dwellings, duplexes, manufactured homes (also called mobile homes), apartments, rowhouses, and townhouses. Other residential properties, such as hotels and motels, dormitories, barracks, rooming and boarding homes, and the like, are not included.

Direct property damage figures do not include indirect losses, like business interruption.
Inflation adjustment to 2015 dollars is done using the consumer price index.

Source: Fire Loss in the United States 2015, Hylton J.G. Haynes, NFPA, September 2016 and previous reports in the series.

Updated 9/16