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About home structure fires

Home fire

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

Between 2012-2016, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 355,400 home structure fires each year. These fires caused an annual average of: 

  • 2,650 civilian fire deaths
  • 11,700 civilian fire injuries
  • $6.5 billion in direct damage.

Four of every five (80%) fire deaths and three of every four fire injuries (74%) were caused by home fires. On average, seven people died in U.S. home fires per day.

Source: NFPA's Home Structure Fires report