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Fire Statistics for 2007

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

The U.S. Fire Administration has compiled the following statistics for 2007. The verdict? Fire killed more Americans than all natural disasters combined. The stats below illustrate the supreme importance of fire safety training and education.

The Overall Fire Picture for 2007:

  • There were 3,430 civilians who lost their lives as the result of fire.
  • There were 17,675 civilian injuries that occurred as the result of fire.
  • There were 118 firefighters killed while on duty.
  • 84 percent of all civilian fire deaths occurred in residences.
  • There were an estimated 1.6 million fires in 2007.
  • Direct property loss due to fires was estimated at $14.6 billion.
  • An estimated 32,500 intentionally set structure fires resulted in 295 civilian deaths.
  • Intentionally set structure fires resulted in an estimated $733 million in property damage.

Source: National Fire Protection Association Fire Loss in the U.S. 2007 and USFA’s Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2007.