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Statistical Reports: Residential Structure Fires | Buildingsonfire.com

Statistical Reports: Residential Structure Fires

Statistical Reports: Residential Structure Fires

USFA Topical Fire Report Series (Link Here)

The National Fire Data Center’s Topical Fire Report Series explores facets of the U.S. fire problem that affect Americans in their daily lives. Primarily based on data collected through USFA’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), each issue briefly addresses the nature and relevance of the specific fire or fire-related problem, highlights important findings, and suggests other resources to consider for further information. Each topical report also includes recent examples of fire incidents that demonstrate some of the issues addressed in the report.

New: Residential Building Fires Involving Individuals with Mental Disabilities, Physical Disabilities
Findings from these reports:

  • An estimated 1,700 residential building fires involving individuals with mental disabilities are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated 85 deaths, 250 injuries, and $61 million in total loss.
  • Intentional is the leading cause of residential building fires (40 percent) where a mental disability is reported as a human factor contributing to ignition.
  • Kitchens and bedrooms are the primary areas of origin for residential building fires involving people with mental disabilities (26 percent each).
  • An estimated 700 residential building fires involving individuals with physical disabilities are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated 160 deaths, 200 injuries, and $26 million in total loss.
  • Cooking (22 percent) is the leading cause of residential building fires where a physical disability is reported as a human factor contributing to ignition.

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See Also: Structure Fires | Structure Fires – Nonresidential

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