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U.S. fire problem

Every 24 seconds, a fire department in the United States responds to a fire somewhere in the nation. Although the number of fires and fire deaths have decreased significantly since the 1970’s, some statistics are more troubling. We continue to analyze fire data to better understand the fire problem and its trends.


Overview of the U.S. Fire Experience
Overall U.S. fire numbers
U.S fire causes
U.S. home & vehicle fires