Data By Topic Security & Safety Fire & Disaster Fires & Firefighters

Cost of direct fire damage

This is an estimate from National Fire Protection Association survey data and US Fire Administration reporting of the direct property damage caused by fires. It does not include a value estimate for civilian or firefighter deaths, nor does it account for insurance overheads, fire protection costs, or the expense of maintaining fire departments. The US Fire Administration has stated that the total cost of fires may be eight to 10 times the direct losses.

This does include the over $33 billion in property damage caused by the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

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