Direct Property Damage(in Billions)

Year

Fires

Civilian Deaths

Civilian Injuries

Firefighter Deaths

Firefighter Injuries

As Reported

In 2012 Dollars

1977

3,264,000

7,395

31,190

157

112,540

$4.7

$17.8

1978

2,817,500

7,710

29,825

174

101,100

$4.5

$15.8

1979

2,845,500

7,575

31,325

126

95,780

$5.8

$18.4

1980

2,988,000

6,505

30,200

138

98,070

$6.3

$17.6

1981

2,893,500

6,700

30,450

136

103,340

$6.7

$16.9

1982

2,538,000

6,020

30,525

128

98,150

$6.4

$15.2

1983

2,326,500

5,920

31,275

113

103,150

$6.6

$15.2

1984

2,343,000

5,240

28,125

119

102,300

$6.7

$14.8

1985

2,371,000

6,185

28,425

128

100,900

$7.3

$15.5

1986

2,271,500

5,850

26,825

119

96,450

$6.7

$14.0

1987

2,330,000

5,810

28,215

132

102,600

$7.2

$14.5

1988

2,436,500

6,215

30,800

136

102,900

$8.4

$16.3

1989

2,115,000

5,410

28,250

118

100,700

$8.7

$16.1

1990

2,019,000

5,195

28,600

108

100,300

$7.8

$13.7

1991

2,041,500

4,465

29,375

108

103,300

$9.51

$16.01

1992

1,964,500

4,730

28,700

75

97,700

$8.3

$13.6

1993

1,952,500

4,635

30,475

79

101,500

$8.52

$13.52

1994

2,054,500

4,275

27,250

106

95,400

$8.2

$12.7

1995

1,965,500

4,585

25,775

98

94,500

$8.9

$13.4

1996

1,975,000

4,990

25,550

96

87,150

$9.4

$13.8

1997

1,795,000

4,050

23,750

99

85,400

$8.5

$12.1

1998

1,755,500

4,035

23,100

91

87,500

$8.6

$12.1

1999

1,823,000

3,570

21,875

112

88,500

$10.0

$13.8

2000

1,708,000

4,045

22,350

103

84,550

$11.2

$14.9

2001

1,734,500

6,1963

21,1004

4435

82,250

$44.06

$57.16

2002

1,687,500

3,380

18,425

98

80,800

$10.3

$13.1

2003

1,584,500

3,925

18,125

106

78,750

$12.37

$15.47

2004

1,550,500

3,900

17,875

104

75,840

$9.8

$11.9

2005

1,602,000

3,675

17,925

87

80,100

$10.7

$12.6

2006

1,642,500

3,245

16,400

89

83,400

$11.3

$12.9

2007

1,557,500

3,430

17,675

106

80,100

$14.68

$16.28

2008

1,451,500

3,320

16,705

105

79,700

$15.59

$16.69

2009

1,348,500

3,010

17,050

82

78,150

$12.5

$13.4

2010

1,331,500

3,120

17,720

73

71,875

$11.6

$12.2

2011

1,389,500

3,005

17,500

61

70,090

$11.7

$11.9

2012

1,375,000

2,855

16,500

64

69,400

$12.4

$12.4

1This includes $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.
2This includes $809 million in damage caused by Southern California wildfires.
3This includes 2,451 civilian deaths that occurred from the events of 9/11/01.
4This includes 800 civilian injuries that occurred from the events of 9/11/01.
5This includes 340 firefighters at the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001.
6This includes $33.44 billion in property loss that occurred from the events of 9/11/01.
7This includes the Southern California Wildfires (Cedar and Old Wildfires) with an estimated total property loss of $2,040,000,000. Loss by specific property type for this fire was not available.
8This includes the California Fire Storm 2007 with an estimated property damage of $1.8 billion.
9This includes 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 2012 dollars 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; Firefighter Fatalities in the United States, Rita F. Fahy, Paul R. LeBlanc, Joseph L. Molis, NFPA, June 2013 and previous reports in the series; U.S. Firefighter Injuries, Michael J. Karter, Jr., Joseph L. Molis, NFPA, October 2013 and previous reports in the series.

Updated 10/13

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