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Large Loss Building Fires

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

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Large Loss Building Fires

National estimates for the leading causes of fires in non-residential buildings are:

  1. Cooking: 31,700 fires.
  2. Other unintentional, careless: 11,900 fires.
  3. Intentional: 10,200 fires. 

Overall trends in the leading fire causes for the 10-year period of 2009 to 2018 show the following:

  • Cooking was the leading cause of nonresidential building fires for the 10-year period.
  • A 33% increase in nonresidential cooking fires.
  • A 55% increase in nonresidential other unintentionally or carelessly set fires.
  • A 15% increase in nonresidential intentionally set fires.

National estimates for the leading causes of nonresidential building fire dollar loss for 2018, the most recent year for which data are available, are as follows:

  1. Other unintentional, careless: $505,900,000.
  2. Electrical malfunction: $373,400,000.
  3. Other equipment: $350,600,000.

As you can see, large loss building fires can be very expensive. But SERVPRO of Quincy has the resources to help no matter how Big or Small. We can make it... "Like it never even happened."



Source: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/

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