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About home structure fires

Home fire

Download a fact sheet underscoring America's home fire problem from 2010-2014.

Between 2010-2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 358,300 home structure fires each year. These fires caused an annual average of: 

  • more than 2,500 civilian fire deaths
  • nearly 13,000 civilian fire injuries
  • $6.7 billion in direct damage.

Ninety-three percent of all structure fire deaths resulted from home fires. On average, seven people died in U.S. home fires per day.

Source: NFPA's Home Structure Fires report