The 2019 national estimates for nonresidential building other equipment fires and loss show that there were:
- 5,300 fires.
- $276,100,000 in dollar loss.
Overall trends for nonresidential building other equipment fires and loss for the 10-year period of 2010 to 2019 show the following:
- A 43% increase in fires.
- A 12% decrease in dollar loss. Multiple high dollar-loss fires, including a $110,000,000 reported Arkansas manufacturing fire, contributed to the 2011 dollar-loss peak. A $100,500,000 transmitter building fire in Tustin, Michigan, contributed to the 2018 dollar-loss increase. (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 Other Equipment Fires
Nonresidential Building Other Equipment Fire Dollar Loss
Adjusted to 2019 Dollars