Fires in the U.S.

In 2013, there were 1,240,000 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,240 civilian deaths, 15,925 civilian injuries, and $11.5 billion in property damage.

  • 487,500 were structure fires, causing 2,855 civilian deaths, 14,075 civilian injuries, and $9.5 billion in property damage.
  • 188,000 were vehicle fires, causing 320 civilian fire deaths, 1050 civilian fire injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage.
  • 564,500 were outside and other fires, causing 65 civilian fire deaths, 800civilian fire injuries, and $607 million in property damage.

The 2013 U.S. fire loss clock a fire department responded to a fire every 25 seconds. One structure fire was reported every 65 seconds.

  • One home structure fire was reported every 85 seconds.
  • One civilian fire injury was reported every 33 minutes.
  • One civilian fire death occurred every 2 hours and 42 minutes.
  • One outside fire was reported every 56 seconds.
  • One vehicle fire was reported every 167 seconds.
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