NFPA’s report on Electrical Fires has statistical information to keep you informed about some types of electrical failures or malfunctions as a factor contributing to ignition in home structure fires.
- U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 47,820 reported home structure fires involving
electrical failure or malfunctions in 2007-2011. These fires resulted in $1.48 billion in direct property damage.
- These estimates are based on data from the U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA’s) National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) and the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA’s) annual fire department experience survey.