Nonresidential building fire trends (2011-2020)
The 2020 national estimates for nonresidential building fires and losses show that there were:
- 103,400 fires.
- 95 deaths.
- 1,025 injuries.
- $3,289,600,000 in dollar loss.
Overall trends for nonresidential building fires and losses for the 10-year period of 2011 to 2020 show the following:
- A 22% increase in fires.
- A 53% increase in deaths.
In 2016, in Oakland, California, a fire at a former warehouse that had been converted to mixed-use properties with an assembly area contributed to the peak in fire deaths; 35 fire deaths were reported to the NFIRS as a result of this incident. Excluding these 35 deaths from the 10-year trend analysis results in an overall 52% increase in nonresidential building fire deaths.
- A 19% decrease in injuries.
- An 11% increase in dollar loss.
This overall constant dollar-loss trend takes inflation into account by adjusting each year's dollar loss to its equivalent 2020 value.
Fires, deaths, injuries and dollar loss
Nonresidential building fires
Nonresidential building fire deaths
Nonresidential building fire injuries
Nonresidential building fire dollar loss