Number of structure fires in the U.S. in 2018, by property use
U.S. fire statistics: number of structure fires, by property use 2018
This statistic shows the number of structure fires in the United States in 2018, by type of property use. There were an estimated 499,000 structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments in 2018, of which 387,000 occurred in residential structures.
Number of structure fires in the U.S. in 2018, by property use
Property UseNumber of fires
One- and two-family homes276,500
Apartments86,500
Special structures29,500
Storage in structures27,000
Other residential24,000
Stores and offices18,000
Public assembly15,500
Industry, utility, defense*11,000
Institutional6,500
Educational4,500
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

*Incidents handled only by private fire brigades or fixed suppression systems are not included in the figures shown here.
One- and two-family homes include manufactured homes.
Other residential includes hotels and motels, college dormitories, boarding houses, etc.

U.S. fire statistics: number of structure fires, by property use 2018
This statistic shows the number of structure fires in the United States in 2018, by type of property use. There were an estimated 499,000 structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments in 2018, of which 387,000 occurred in residential structures.
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