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Fire by the Numbers: US Fire Statistics You Should Know

Fire is a truly destructive force of nature. We don’t realize this until we see the effects for ourselves or see the toll it has exacted in terms of lives and property. Thanks to the statistics released by the U.S. Fire Administration, the National Fire Protection Agency, and the Texas Fire Incident Reporting System (TexFIRS), we can quantify the effects of fire.

Here’s a simple list of fire statistics you should know to help you increase your awareness on the importance of fire safety:

  • Total number of fires reported in the United States in 2013: 1, 240,000
  • Total number of fires reported in Texas in 2013: 71,119
  • Total number of fire-related civilian deaths in the US in 2013: 3,240
  • Total number of fire-related civilian deaths in Texas in 2013:  167
  • Total number of civilian injuries due to fire in the US in 2013: 15, 925
  • Total number of civilian injuries due to fire in Texas in 2013: 866
  • Total property loss due to fire in the United States in 2013:  $11.5 Billion
  • Total property loss due to fire in Texas in 2013:  $621,601,964
  • Leading cause of fire in the US: Cooking

 

All of these figures are based on numbers tallied all across the US in 2013:

  • A fire department received and sent a response team to a fire every 25 seconds.
  • A home burned every 85 seconds.
  • A fire gutted a structure every 65 seconds.
  • A fire erupted outside every 56 seconds
  • A vehicle caught fire every 167 seconds.
  • A person got a fire injury every 33 minutes.
  • A person died every 2 hours and 42 minutes because of a fire.

In case you need assistance after a fire damages your home or place of business in the Greater Phoenix area, count on Titan Restoration. We are leading restoration experts in fire damage remediation, water damage remediation, and reconstruction services. Our team can salvage furniture, electronics, and documents damaged by the fire. After a disaster, Titan Restoration will help you recover not just the price tag of your home but the quality of your life.