U.S. home structure fires: reported direct property damage 1977-2019

In 2019, about 339,500 home structure fires were reported in the United States, which caused property damage worth of about 7.7 billion U.S. dollars. This is a small decrease from the previous year, where home structure fires reported 8.3 billion U.S. dollars worth of damage.

Reported direct property damage caused by home structure fire in the United States from 1977 to 2019

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Source

Release date

September 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1977 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures prior to 2018 come from an earlier report.
Values are estimates

*Some major incidents are excluded from the total. See below for a list of excluded incidents.

Does not include the Southern California wildfires 2003 with an estimated property damage of $2 billion.
This does not include the California Fire Storm 2007 with an estimated property damage of $1.8 million.
Does not include the California wildfires 2008 with an estimated property damage of $1.4 billion.
Does not include the Gatlinburg, Tennessee wildfires 2016 with an estimated property damage of $911 million.
Does not include the Northern California wildfires 2018 with an estimated property damage of $10 billion.
Does not include the Major Wildfires 2018 with an estimated property damage of $12.4 billion.

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