Civilian (Nonfirefighter) Fire Deaths And Injuries By Property Use, 2017

 

Property use   Civilian fire deaths Percent change from 2016 Percent of all civilian fire deaths Civilian fire injuries
Residential   2,710 -3% 80% 10,910
     1 and 2 family homes (1)   2,290 -5 67 7,470
     Apartments   340 5 10 3,130
     Other residential (2) 80 23 1 310
Nonresidential structures (3) 105 -30 3 1,250
Highway vehicles   400 43 12 1,370
Other vehicles (4) 30 -60 1 240
All other fires (5)  145 71 4 900
Total   3,400 (6) 100% 14,670
(1) Includes manufactured homes. (2) Includes hotels and motels, college dormitories, boarding houses, etc. (3) Includes public assembly, educational, institutional, store and office, industry, utility, storage and special structure properties. (4) Includes trains, boats, ships, farm vehicles and construction vehicles. (5) Includes outside properties with value, as well as brush, rubbish and other outside locations. (6) Less than 1 percent. Source: Reproduced with permission from Fire Loss in the United States During 2017 by Ben Evarts, ©2017, National Fire Protection Association https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Data-research-and-tools/US-Fire-Problem.