The 2019 national estimates for nonresidential building other unintentional, careless fires and loss show that there were:
- 12,800 fires.
- $433,000,000 in dollar loss.
Overall trends for nonresidential building other unintentional, careless fires and loss for the 10-year period of 2010 to 2019 show the following:
- A 59% increase in fires.
- A 26% increase in dollar loss. A $100,000,000 West, Texas, fertilizer plant fire and a $40,000,000 Burlington, Wisconsin, manufacturing plant fire contributed to the 2013 dollar-loss peak. A $31,000,000 reported fire in a Los Angeles, California, religious property and a $25,250,000 reported warehouse fire in Hopkins, Minnesota, contributed to the 2015 and 2016 dollar-loss peaks, respectively. (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 Unintentional, Careless Fires
Nonresidential Building Other Unintentional, Careless Fire Dollar Loss
Adjusted to 2019 Dollars