The 2021 national estimates for nonresidential building intentional fires and loss show that there were:
- 17,700 fires.
- $208,400,000 in dollar loss.
Overall trends for nonresidential building intentional fires and loss for the 10-year period of 2012 to 2021 show the following:
- A 92% increase in fires.
- A 27% increase in dollar loss.*
A $26,465,000 San Francisco, California, building supply warehouse fire with several exposures and a $17,000,000 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, fire reported in a mercantile or business property contributed to the increase in fire dollar loss in 2020.
*This overall constant dollar-loss trend takes inflation into account by adjusting each year's dollar loss to its equivalent 2021 value.
Fires and dollar loss
Deaths and injuries by individual causes are not shown, as small numbers of nonresidential building casualties are reported to the NFIRS, and many of the fires that caused these casualties have insufficient information to determine fire cause.
Nonresidential building intentional fires
Nonresidential building intentional fire dollar loss