Report: NFPA's "Structure Fires in Dormitories, Fraternities, Sororities and Barracks"
Author: Richard Campbell
- In 2011-2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 4,100 structure fires in dormitories, fraternities, sororities, and barracks.
- These fires caused annual averages of 35 civilian injuries, and $14 million in direct property damage.
- 87% of the reported structure fires involved cooking equipment. The vast majority of fires were specifically reported as contained or confined to cooking equipment.
- Structure fires in dormitories, fraternities, sororities, and barracks are more common during the evening hours between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., and on weekends.
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