Residential structure fires

 

       

Direct Property Damage
(in Billions)

Year

Fires

Civilian
Deaths

Civilian
Injuries

As Reported

In 2012 Dollars

1977

750,000

6,135

22,600

$2.2

$8.3

1978

730,500

6,185

21,260

$2.2

$7.7

1979

721,500

5,765

20,450

$2.5

$7.9

1980

757,500

5,446

21,100

$3.0

$8.4

1981

733,000

5,540

20,375

$3.3

$8.3

1982

676,500

4,940

21,100

$3.3

$7.8

1983

641,500

4,820

21,450

$3.3

$7.6

1984

623,000

4,240

19,275

$3.4

$7.5

1985

622,000

5,025

19,825

$3.8

$8.1

1986

581,500

4,770

19,025

$3.6

$7.5

1987

551,500

4,660

20,440

$3.7

$7.5

1988

552,500

5,065

22,600

$4.0

$7.8

1989

513,500

4,435

20,750

$4.0

$7.4

1990

467,000

4,115

20,650

$4.3

$7.6

1991

478,000

3,575

21,850

$5.61

$9.41

1992

472,000

3,765

21,600

$3.9

$6.4

1993

470,000

3,825

22,600

$4.82

$7.72

1994

451,000

3,465

20,025

$4.3

$6.7

1995

425,500

3,695

19,125

$4.4

$6.6

1996

428,000

4,080

19,300

$5.0

$7.3

1997

406,500

3,390

17,775

$4.6

$6.6

1998

381,500

3,250

17,175

$4.4

$6.2

1999

383,000

2,920

16,425

$5.1

$7.0

2000

379,500

3,445

17,400

$5.7

$7.6

2001

396,500

3,140

15,575

$5.6

$7.3

2002

401,000

2,695

14,050

$6.1

$7.8

2003

402,000

3,165

14,075

$6.13

$7.63

2004

410,500

3,225

14,175

$5.9

$7.2

2005

396,000

3,055

13,825

$6.9

$8.1

2006

412,500

2,620

12,925

$7.0

$8.0

2007

414,000

2,895

14,000

$7.54

$8.34

2008

403,000

2,780

13,560

$8.65

$9.25

2009

377,000

2,590

13,050

$7.8

$8.3

2010

384,000

2,665

13,800

$7.1

$7.5

2011

386,000

2,550

14,360

$7.1

$7.2

2012

381,000

2,405

13,125

$7.2

$7.2

      2013        387.000           2,785        12,575 $7.0             $7.0

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.
4This does 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.

Residential structures include homes, hotels and motels, dormitories, barracks, and the like but do not include hospitals, nursing homes, residential schools jails or prisons, among other properties that provide sleeping accommodations.

Direct property damage figures do not include indirect losses, like business interruption.
Inflation adjustment to 2013 dollars is done using the consumer price index.

Source: Fire Loss in the United States 2013, Michael J. Karter, Jr., NFPA, September 2014 and previous reports in the series.

Updated 9/14

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