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Direct Property Damage
(in Billions)

Year

Fires

Civilian
Deaths

Civilian
Injuries

As Reported

In 2012 Dollars

1977

678,000

4,835

17,465

$2.3

$8.7

1978

623,233

4,945

15,400

$1.8

$6.3

1979

550,500

4,320

14,650

$2.0

$6.3

1980

590,500

4,175

16,100

$2.4

$6.7

1981

574,000

4,430

14,875

$2.7

$6.8

1982

538,000

3,960

15,750

$2.8

$6.6

1983

523,500

3,825

16,450

$2.8

$6.4

1984

506,000

3,290

15,100

$2.9

$6.4

1985

501,500

4,020

15,250

$3.2

$6.8

1986

468,000

4,005

14,650

$3.0

$6.3

1987

433,000

3,780

15,200

$3.1

$6.3

1988

432,500

4,125

17,125

$3.3

$6.4

1989

402,500

3,545

15,225

$3.3

$6.1

1990

359,000

3,370

15,250

$3.5

$6.1

1991

363,000

2,905

15,600

$3.42

$5.82

1992

358,000

3,160

15,275

$3.2

$5.2

1993

358,000

3,035

15,700

$4.13

$6.63

1994

341,000

2,785

14,000

$3.5

$5.4

1995

320,000

3,035

13,450

$3.6

$5.4

1996

324,000

3,470

13,700

$4.1

$6.0

1997

302,500

2,700

12,300

$3.7

$5.3

1998

283,000

2,775

11,800

$3.6

$5.1

1999

282,500

2,375

11,550

$4.1

$5.6

2000

283,500

2,920

12,575

$4.6

$6.1

2001

295,500

2,650

11,400

$4.7

$6.1

2002

300,500

2,280

9,950

$5.0

$6.4

2003

297,000

2,735

10,000

$5.14

$6.44

2004

301,500

2,680

10,500

$4.9

$6.0

2005

287,000

2,570

10,300

$5.8

$6.8

2006

304,500

2,155

8,800

$5.9

$6.7

2007

300,500

2,350

9,650

$6.25

$6.95

2008

291,000

2,365

9,185

$6.96

$7.46

2009

272,500

2,100

9,300

$6.4

$6.8

2010

279,000

2,200

9,400

$5.9

$6.2

2011

274,500

2,105

9,485

$5.7

$5.8

2012

268,000

2,000

12,875

$5.7

$5.7

1Includes manufactured homes.
2Does not include $1.5 billion in damage caused by the Oakland Fire Storm most of which was lost to homes but for which not detailed breakdown by property type was available.
3Includes $809 million in damage caused by Southern California wildfires.
4This does not include the Southern California Wildfires with an estimated property damage of $2 billion.
5This does not include the California Fire Storm 2007 with an estimated property damage of $1.8 billion.
6Does not include the California wildfires 2008 with an estimated property damage of $1.4 billion.

Direct property damage figures do not include indirect losses, like business interruption.
Inflation adjustment to 2012dollars is done using the consumer price index.

Source: Fire Loss in the United States 2012, Michael J. Karter, Jr., NFPA, September 2013 and previous reports in the series.

Updated 10/13

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