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Fire

Tampa Fire Rescue respond to a major fire in Ybor City. The United States has a severe fire problem, more so than is generally perceived. Nationally, there are millions of fires, thousands of deaths, tens of thousands of injuries, and billions of dollar loss - which makes the U.S. fire problem one of great national importance. Between 1996 and 2005, an average of 3,932 Americans lost their lives and another 20,919 were injured annually as the result of fire. These averages do not reflect the events of September 11, 2001.

 

National Fire Statistics
Year Fires Deaths Injuries Direct Dollar Loss
in Millions
2000 1,708,000 4,045 22350 $11,207
2001* 1,734,500 3,745 20,300 $10,583
2001** - 2,451 800 $33,440
2002 1,687,500 3,380 18,425 $10,337
2003 1,584,500 3,925 18,125 $12,307
2004*** 1,550,500 3,900 17,785 $9,794
2005 1,602,000 3,675 17,925 $10,672
* Excludes the events of September 11, 2001.
** These estimates reflect the number of deaths, injuries and dollar loss directly related to the events of September 11, 2001.
*** The decrease in direct dollar loss in 2004 reflects the Southern California wildfires with an estimated loss of $2,040,000,000 that occurred in 2003.