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The U.S. fire problem Free reproducible fact sheets
An Overview of the U.S. Fire Problem Fire in the U.S. in 2009 U.S. fire loss clock in 2009
In 2009, there were 1,348,500 fires reported in the United States (down 7% from 2008). These
fires caused 3,010 civilian deaths, 17,050 civilian injuries, and $12.5 billion in property damage.
•480,500 were structure fires (down 7% from 2008), causing 2,695 civilian deaths, 14,740civilian
injuries, and $10.8 billion in property damage. •219,000 were vehicle fires (down 7% from 2008), causing 280 civilian fire deaths, 1,610 civilian
fire injuries, and $1.4 billion in property damage. •649,000 were outside and other fires (down 7% from 2008), causing 35 civilian fire deaths,
700 civilian fire injuries, and $328 million in property damage.
The 2009 U.S. fire loss clock
•A fire department responded to a fire every 23 seconds. •One structure fire was reported every 66 seconds. •One home structure fire was reported every 87 seconds •One civilian fire injury was reported every 31 minutes. •One civilian fire death occurred every 2 hours and 55 minutes. •One outside fire was reported every 49 seconds. •One vehicle fire was reported every 146 seconds.