Statistical reports on the U.S. fire problem

U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) statistical reports explore aspects of the U.S. fire problem that affect Americans in their daily lives. Primarily based on data collected through USFA’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), our reports briefly address the nature and relevance of the specific fire or fire-related problem, highlight important findings, and suggest other resources to consider for further information.

As a follow-up to these reports, visit our fire safety and prevention outreach section for materials that will help you increase community awareness about many of the fire problems addressed below.

NEW Fire in the United States 2006-2015 PDF 4.4 MB

This report presents a statistical overview of the fires in the United States, with a primary focus on 2015.

Our latest topical reports

Download PDF 773 KB Fatal Fires in Residential Buildings (2014-2016)

Fatal Fires in Residential Buildings (2014-2016)

Download PDF 532 KB Vacant Residential Building Fires (2013-2015)

Vacant Residential Building Fires (2013-2015)

Download PDF 714 KB Heating Fires in Residential Buildings (2013-2015)

Heating Fires in Residential Buildings (2013-2015)

Download PDF 442 KB Portable Heater Fires in Residential Buildings (2013-2015)

Portable Heater Fires in Residential Buildings (2013-2015)

Topical fire reports are designed to explore facets of the U.S. fire problem as depicted through data collected in the USFA’s National Fire Incident Reporting System. Each topical report briefly addresses the nature of the specific fire or fire-related topic, highlights important findings from the data, and may suggest other resources to consider for further information.

Fire causes

Appliances and electrical

Cooking

Exposure

Heating

Holiday and seasonal

Intentional

Smoking

Where fires occur

Residential buildings

See also: “Fire Estimate Summaries of Residential Building Fire Trends and Causes” PDF 1.7 MB. You can also download this data in Excel format.

Nonresidential buildings

See also: “Fire Estimate Summaries of Nonresidential Building Fire Trends and Causes” PDF 1.3 MB. You can also download this data in Excel format.

Vehicles

Outdoors

Who fire impacts

Overall U.S. population

See also: U.S. and state fire death rates

Home fire casualties

People with disabilities

Fire departments and firefighters

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