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Fire Estimate Summary • April 2021

Nonresidential Building Electrical Malfunction Fire Trends (2010‑2019)

This fire estimate summary presents basic data on nonresidential building electrical malfunction 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. The summary also highlights important trends in the data.

National Estimates

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

  • 8,200 fires.
  • $410,700,000 in dollar loss.

Overall Trends

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

  • A 10% increase in fires.
  • A 10% 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 Electrical Malfunction Fires

EstimateTrend (+10%)
201079007373
20117800
20126400
20137400
20148000
20158200
20167100
20178200
20188100
201982008087

Nonresidential Building Electrical Malfunction Fire Dollar Loss

Adjusted to 2019 Dollars

EstimateTrend (+10%)
2010401000000361965455
2011343900000
2012350300000
2013409600000
2014318400000
2015420300000
2016314000000
2017450300000
2018380200000
2019410700000397774545