The 2021 national estimates for residential building cause-under-investigation fires and losses show that there were:
- 5,200 fires.
- 470 deaths.
- 575 injuries.
- $531,300,000 in dollar loss.
Overall trends for residential building cause-under-investigation fires and losses for the 10-year period of 2012 to 2021 show the following:
- An 11% increase in fires.
- An 83% increase in deaths.
In 2019, there were 10 reported multifatality fire incidents, 18 in 2020 and 11 in 2021. These multifatality fire incidents may have contributed to the increase in the estimates of fire deaths.
- A 41% increase in injuries.
In 2020, 36 reported multiple injury fire incidents may have contributed to the increase in the estimate of fire injuries.
- A 12% increase in dollar loss.
This overall constant dollar-loss trend takes inflation into account by adjusting each year's dollar loss to its equivalent 2021 value.
Fires, deaths, injuries and dollar loss
Residential building cause-under-investigation fires
Residential building cause-under-investigation fire deaths
Residential building cause-under-investigation fire injuries
Residential building cause-under-investigation fire dollar loss