Fires in the U.S.

In 2012, there were 1,375,000 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 2,855 civilian deaths, 16,500 civilian injuries, and $12.4 billion in property damage.

  • 480,500 were structure fires, causing 2,470 civilian deaths, 14,700 civilian injuries, and $9.8 billion in property damage.
  • 172,500 were vehicle fires, causing 300 civilian fire deaths, 800 civilian fire injuries, and $1.1 billion in property damage.
  • 692,000 were outside and other fires, causing 60 civilian fire deaths, 825 civilian fire injuries, and $813 million in property damage.

The 2012 U.S. fire loss clock a fire department responded to a fire every 23 seconds. One structure fire was reported every 66 seconds.

  • One home structure fire was reported every 85 seconds.
  • One civilian fire injury was reported every 32 minutes.
  • One civilian fire death occurred every 3 hours and 4 minutes.
  • One outside fire was reported every 46 seconds.
  • One vehicle fire was reported every 156 seconds.
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