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Fire Estimate Summary • April 2021

Nonresidential Building Heating Fire Trends (2010‑2019)

This fire estimate summary presents basic data on nonresidential building heating 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 heating fires and loss show that there were:

  • 7,400 fires.
  • $78,700,000 in dollar loss.

Overall Trends

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

  • A 6% increase in fires.
  • A 25% 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 Heating Fires

EstimateTrend (+6%)
201067007245
20116200
20127400
20138400
20149000
20157900
20167100
20177600
20187100
201974007715

Nonresidential Building Heating Fire Dollar Loss

Adjusted to 2019 Dollars

EstimateTrend (+25%)
20106300000094578182
201153100000
201275600000
2013129700000
2014217400000
2015112200000
2016148500000
2017103800000
201881300000
201978700000118081818