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The 20th edition of Fire in the United States presents a statistical overview of fires in the U.S. from 2008 to 2017, with a primary focus on 2017.Download the 104-page report PDF 2.2 MB
This report provides the fire service and others with information that:
Over the 10 years from 2008 to 2017, the U.S. had an annual average of 1,344,100 fires, resulting in:
in direct property loss each year.
The elderly remain at high risk of death from fire.
The focus for fire injury prevention should be on adults 25–64 and those 80–84.
Males, African Americans and American Indians/Alaskan Natives remain at a higher risk of death from fire than the general population.