RESIDENTIAL FIRES

There were 2,716 residential structure fires in Detroit in 2015.

WHAT BURNED

83% of residential fires were in single-family homes. 12% were in multi-family homes, with one to three units. 5% of fires were in apartment buildings that had more than 4 units.

OCCUPANCY

Occupancy of the residential structures was nearly evenly split, with 47% being occupied and 47% being vacant. 6% of the homes had unclear occupancy before the fire, including possible squatters and recently vacated homes.

Damage

The severity of damage played a major factor in whether the house was able to be repaired or occupied after the fire. Houses with major damage or structural collapse were most likely to be abandoned after a fire.

Cause - Occupied Residential

Cause - Vacant Residential