U.S. fire statistics: civilian fire deaths in the U.S., by property use 2018

This statistic shows the estimated civilian fire deaths in the United States in 2018, by property use. In 2018, fires in residential structures accounted for 2,360 fatalities. In the same year, about 490 civilians died in highway vehicle fires.

Civilian fire deaths in the U.S. in 2018, by property use

Type of propertyEstimated fatalities
One- and two-family homes*2,360
Highway vehicles490
All other100
Other residential**100
Non-residential structures***90
Camp Fire (wildland fire)85
Other vehicles70
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Release date

September 2019


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* Includes manufactured homes.
** Includes hotels and motels, college dormitories, boarding houses, etc.
*** Includes public assembly, educational, institutional, store and office, industry, utility, storage, and special structure properties.
'Other Vehicles' includes trains, boats, ships, farm vehicles and construction vehicles. 'All Other' includes outside properties with value, as well as brush, rubbish, and other outside locations.

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