Number of fires by type of fire

 







Year

Total

Structures

Outside of Structures with Value Involved but no vehicle (outside storage crops, timber, etc)

Highway Vehicles

Other Vehicles(Trains, Boats, Ships, Aircraft, Farm Vehicles, and Construction Vehicles)

Brush, Grass, Wildland (excluding crops and timber), with no value or loss involved

Rubbish Including dumpsters (outside of structures), with no value or loss involved

All Other Fires

1980

2,988,000

1,065,000

86,500

456,000

15,500

718,500

397,000

249,500

1981

2,893,500

1,027,500

81,000

453,000

13,500

711,000

341,000

266,500

1982

2,538,000

946,500

54,000

433,000

10,000

522,500

309,500

262,500

1983

2,326,500

868,500

49,500

435,500

11,500

467,500

288,000

206,000

1984

2,343,000

848,000

45,000

437,000

17,500

487,500

303,000

205,000

1985

2,371,000

859,500

51,500

437,000

18,500

531,000

301,500

172,000

1986

2,271,500

800,000

50,000

438,000

18,500

502,000

293,000

170,000

1987

2,330,000

758,000

55,000

451,000

20,000

553,000

308,500

184,500

1988

2,436,500

745,000

63,000

459,000

18,500

675,500

333,500

142,000

1989

2,115,000

688,000

54,500

415,500

20,000

498,000

321,000

118,000

1990

2,019,000

624,000

52,000

415,000

21,500

472,000

314,500

120,000

1991

2,041,500

640,500

53,500

406,500

22,000

492,000

314,000

113,000

1992

1,964,500

637,500

50,500

385,500

19,500

439,000

304,000

128,500

1993

1,952,500

621,500

52,000

402,000

18,500

444,000

287,500

127,000

1994

2,054,500

614,000

66,500

402,000

20,000

503,000

292,000

157,000

1995

1,965,500

573,500

61,000

386,000

20,500

503,500

274,000

147,000

1996

1,975,000

578,500

62,500

395,000

18,500

515,000

251,000

154,500

1997

1,795,000

552,000

56,500

377,000

20,000

415,500

247,000

127,000

1998

1,755,500

517,500

62,000

358,500

22,500

424,000

229,000

142,000

1999

1,823,000

523,000

64,000

345,000

23,500

498,000

226,500

143,000

2000

1,708,000

505,500

68,500

325,000

23,500

455,000

215,000

115,500

2001

1,734,500

521,500

75,000

327,000

24,500

414,000

208,500

164,000

2002

1,687,500

519,000

71,000

307,000

22,500

399,000

204,000

165,000

2003

1,584,500

519,500

66,000

286,000

26,000

360,000

190,500

136,500

2004

1,550,500

526,000

69,000

266,500

30,500

320,000

194,000

144,500

2005

1,602,000

511,000

78,000

259,000

31,000

379,500

215,000

128,500

2006

1,642,500

524,000

82,500

250,000

28,000

415,500

212,000

130,500

2007

1,557,500

530,500

85,000

227,500

30,500

355,000

206,500

122,500

2008

1,451,500

515,000

71,000

207,000

29,000

335,000

188,000

106,500

2009

1,348,500

480,500

69,000

190,500

28,500

306,000

171,000

103,000

2010

1,331,500

482,000

72,500

184,500

31,000

304,000

173,000

84,500

2011

1,389,500

484,000

79,000

187,500

31,500

338,000

180,500

88,500

2012

1,375,000

480,500

83,000

172,000

30,000

350,000

179,000

80,000

These estimates are based on data reported to the NFPA by fire departments that responded to the 1980-2012 National Fire Experience Survey.

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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