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Fire Estimate Summary • April 2021

Nonresidential Building Other Equipment Fire Trends (2010‑2019)

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

  • 5,300 fires.
  • $276,100,000 in dollar loss.

Overall Trends

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

EstimateTrend (+43%)
201036003718
20113600
20124100
20134500
20144600
20155100
20164500
20175000
20184900
201953005322

Nonresidential Building Other Equipment Fire Dollar Loss

Adjusted to 2019 Dollars

EstimateTrend (-12%)
2010187500000290358182
2011549400000
2012316600000
2013168500000
2014149200000
2015250200000
2016239900000
2017237900000
2018356900000
2019276100000256081818