Hotel and Motel Fires

Hotel and Motel Fires

News and Announcements | July 9, 2018

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Our updated report on the characteristics of hotel and motel fires covers the period from 2014 to 2016.


An estimated 3,900 hotel and motel fires each year caused 15 deaths, 100 injuries, and $100 million in property losses.



While only one residential building fire in 100 is a hotel or motel fire, the potential for loss of life, injuries and damage is substantial as hotel and motels are designed to house a large number of people at once.

You can download a free copy of this report, along with a hotel and motel fire safety flyer for your outreach efforts, from the USFA’s website at www.usfa.fema.gov.

The U.S. Fire Administration recommends everyone should have a comprehensive home fire protection plan that includes smoke alarms, fire sprinklers, and practicing a fire escape plan.

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