Tag Archives: USFA

Civilian Fire Fatalities in Residential Buildings (2011-2013)

Civilian Fire Fatalities in Residential Buildings (2011-2013) (PDF) Source: U.S. Fire Administration Report findings Annually, an estimated 2,530 civilian fire fatalities resulted from 1,700 fatal fires in residential buildings and an estimated 372,900 residential building fires. Thermal burns and smoke inhalation were the primary symptoms leading to death, accounting for 90 percent of all fatalities […]

New topical fire report: Vacant Residential Building Fires (2010-2012)

New topical fire report: Vacant Residential Building Fires (2010-2012) Source: U.S. Fire Administration A major concern when a vacant building catches fire is that little is known about the building’s overall condition. Many buildings are in disrepair and can be missing staircases or portions of floors. If people are known to use the vacant building […]

One- and Two-Family Residential Building Basement Fires (2010-2012)

One- and Two-Family Residential Building Basement Fires (2010-2012) (PDF) Source: U.S. Fire Administration From 2010 to 2012, an estimated 6,500 one- and two-family residential building fires originating in basements were reported annually by U.S. fire departments. These fires caused an estimated 65 deaths, 400 injuries and $278 million in property damage each year. Basement fires […]