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Fire Estimate Summary • April 2021

Nonresidential Building Cooking Fire Trends (2010‑2019)

This fire estimate summary presents basic data on nonresidential building cooking fires and losses in the United States as depicted through data reported to the U.S. Fire Administration's (USFA's) National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). The summary also highlights important trends in the data.

National Estimates

The 2019 national estimates for nonresidential building cooking fires and loss show that there were:

  • 33,200 fires.
  • $59,600,000 in dollar loss.

Overall Trends

Overall trends for nonresidential building cooking fires and loss for the 10-year period of 2010 to 2019 show the following:

  • A 39% increase in fires. This increase may be due to an NFIRS coding edit implemented in 2012.
  • A 16% increase in dollar loss. (This overall constant dollar-loss trend takes inflation into account by adjusting each year's dollar loss to its equivalent 2019 value.)

Deaths and injuries by individual causes are not shown, as small numbers of nonresidential building casualties are reported to the NFIRS, and a large number of the fires that caused these casualties have insufficient information to determine fire cause.

Nonresidential Building Cooking Fires

EstimateTrend (+39%)
20102420024309
201124100
201227200
201327400
201429000
201530900
201628900
201733700
201831700
20193320033751

Nonresidential Building Cooking Fire Dollar Loss

Adjusted to 2019 Dollars

EstimateTrend (+16%)
20104350000051540000
201148000000
201248200000
201374600000
201457400000
201561000000
201662400000
201750400000
201852600000
20195960000060000000