• In 2022, there were an estimated 1.5 million fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,790 civilian deaths, 13,250 civilian injuries, and $18 billion in property damage. (National Fire Protection Association)
  • The 2020 U.S. fire loss clock reported a fire department responded to a fire every 21 seconds. One home structure fire was reported every 88 seconds. (National Fire Protection Association)
  • Vehicle fires accounted for 13 percent of the fires, 16 percent of the civilian deaths, and 5 percent of the civilian injuries. (National Fire Protection Association)

North Dakota:

  • North Dakota records approximately 1,800 fire incidents each year. (North Dakota Department of Emergency Services. 2020)
  • In 2022, there were 4.1 deaths and 9.0 injuries in fire casualties per 1,000 fires, with 16.3 deaths, and 34.1 injuries per 1,000 fires resulting from residential structure fires. (U.S. Fire Administration. 2022)