The 2020 national estimates for residential building cause-under-investigation fires and losses show that there were:
- 4,400 fires.
- 505 deaths.
- 650 injuries.
- $427,800,000 in dollar loss.
Overall trends for residential building cause-under-investigation fires and losses for the 10-year period of 2011 to 2020 show the following:
- A 17% increase in fires.
- A 67% increase in deaths.
In 2019 and 2020, 10 and 18 reported multifatality fire incidents (resulting in 2, 3 or 4 deaths), respectively, may have contributed to the increase in the estimate of fire deaths.
- A 44% increase in injuries.
In 2020, 36 reported multiple injury fire incidents (resulting in 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 injuries), may have contributed to the increase in the estimate of fire injuries.
- A 10% 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
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