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National Fire Estimates—2012

(Source: National Fire Protection Association)

Fires:
1,375,000
Deaths:
3,855
Injuries:
16,500
Dollar Loss:
$12,427,000,00

Leading Causes of Residential Building Fires: 2007-2011

(Source: U.S. Fire Administration)

Fires

  1. Cooking
  2. Heating
  3. Electrical Malfunction
  4. Other Unintentional, Careless
  5. Intentional

Fire Deaths

  1. Other Unintentional, Careless
  2. Cause Under Investigation
  3. Smoking
  4. Electrical Malfunction
  5. Intentional

Fire Injuries

  1. Cooking
  2. Other Unintentional, Careless
  3. Open Flame
  4. Electrical Malfunction
  5. Smoking

Dollar Loss

  1. Other Unintentional, Careless
  2. Electrical Malfunction
  3. Open Flame
  4. Other Heat
  5. Natural

Leading Causes of Nonresidential Building Fires: 2007-2011

(Source: U.S. Fire Administration)

Fires

  1. Cooking
  2. Intentional
  3. Other Unintentional, Careless
  4. Electrical Malfunction
  5. Heating

Dollar Loss

  1. Other Equipment
  2. Electrical
  3. Other Unintentional, Careless
  4. Open Flame
  5. Intentional