USFA releases "Large Loss Building Fires" report

09/01/2011
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) United States Fire Administration's (USFA) special report "Large Loss Building Fires" examines the characteristics and causes of these fires. The report, developed by the USFA's National Fire Data Center, is based on 2007 to 2009 data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). From 2007 to 2009, an estimated 900 large loss building fires were reported by U.S. fire departments annually. These fires caused an estimated 35 deaths, 100 injuries, and $2.8 billion in property damage. In this report, large loss building fires are defined as fires that resulted in a total dollar loss of $1 million or more. According to the ...

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