State of the Facts
Data • By Topic • Security & Safety • Fire & Disaster • Fires & Firefighters
This is an estimate from National Fire Protection Association survey data and US Fire Administration reporting of all non-firefighter deaths from fires, like those in living spaces, cars and trucks and other highway vehicles, and outside and other fires. This includes the 2,451 civilian lives lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. For more information, see the total count of fires, firefighter deaths, and monetary damage from fires.
In 2021, the total number of civilian deaths from fires was 3,800, an increase of 8.58% or 300 deaths from 2020.
Are disasters becoming more frequent?