1450 McKinstry St, Suite 5, Detroit, MI 48209

Statistics

2015 Residential Fires Caused by Electrical Malfunction Only
per the State of Michigan, Bureau of Fire Services (BFS)

  # of Fires Civilian Deaths Civilian Injuries Dollar Loss
1 or 2 Family Dwelling 333 2 9 $6,941,491
Multifamily Dwelling 19 0 0 $182,615
 TOTAL: 352 0 9 $7,124,106

2015 Residential Electrical Fire Causes
per the State of Michigan, Bureau of Fire Services (BFS)

1 or 2 Family Dwellings Multi-family Dwellings

CODE

DESCRIPTION

FREQUENCY

 

CIVILIAN

INJURIES    

CIVILIAN

INJURIES  

TOTAL

DOLLAR

LOSS

CODE

DESCRIPTION

FREQUENCY 

CIVILIAN  

DEATHS

CIVILIAN  

INJURIES

TOTAL

DOLLAR

LOSS

200

Electrical Distribution, power

10

0

0

268,350

210

Electrical wiring, other

3

0

0

57,750

210

Electrical wiring, other

82

0

0

1,456,479

211

Electrical power (utility line)

3

0

0

6,000

211

Electrical power (utility line)

35

0

0

353,042

212

Electrical service supply wires from utility

1

0

0

15,000

212

Electrical service supply wires from utility

11

0

0

106,550

216

Electrical branch circuit

1

0

0

2,615

213

Electric meter, meter box

6

0

0

42,000

217

Outlet, receptacle

2

0

0

6,000

214

Wiring from meter box to circuit breaker

11

0

0

49,000

229

Battery

1

0

0

1,000

215

Panelboard, switchboard, circuit breaker board

10

0

1

44,600

230

Lamp, Lighting, other

2

0

0

30,200

216

Electrical branch circuit

30

0

0

1,876,103

231

Lamp-tabletop, floor desk

1

0

0

4,000

217

Outlet, receptacle

32

2

0

485,256

233

Incandescent lighting fixture

1

0

0

50

218

Wall Switch

4

0

0

3,450

234

Fluorescent lighting fixture, ballast

1

0

0

20,000

219

Ground Fault interrupter GFI

2

0

0

300

237

Work Light, trouble light

1

0

0

2,000

221

Transformer, distribution type

5

0

0

50,00

262

Power cord, plug-permanently attached

1

0

0

0

222

Overcurrent, disconnect equipment

4

0

0

9,300

223

Transformer, low voltage

1

0

0

4,000

224

Generator

10

0

4

835,000

227

Surge protector

6

0

0

117,500

228

Battery charger, rectifier

5

0

0

138,000

229

Battery

3

0

0

2,300

230

Lamp, Lighting, other

3

0

0

55,000

231

Lamp-tabletop, floor desk

9

0

0

159,300

232

Lantern, flashlight

1

0

0

5

233

Incandescent lighting fixture

10

0

1

385,191

235

Halogen lighting fixture or lamp

4

0

0

43,150

236

Sodium, mercury vapor lighting fixtures or lamps

1

0

0

2,500

237

Work Light, trouble light

2

0

0

75,000

238

Light Bulb

2

0

0

1,000

242

Decorative Lights, line voltage

1

0

1

1,000

243

Decorative or landscape lighting, low voltage

2

0

0

10

260

Cord, plug, other

3

0

0

115,000

261

Power cord, plug-detachable from appliance

1

0

0

100

262

Power cord, plug-permanently attached

2

0

0

0

263

Extension cord

15

0

1

218,155