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A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Reports and Statistics

​​​Fire in Minnesota

What is it? 

The annual Fire in Minnesota report is based on numbers provided by Minnesota fire departments. The report includes Photo of cover of 2017 Fire in Minnesota report.
information on fire causes, fatalities, and trends. You can see reports from previous years in the Fire in Minnesota archives. Here is the 2021 Fire in Minnesota Report

The report's history

The first edition of Fire in Minnesota was produced 27 years ago. Back then, there were two counties from which 100 percent of the fire departments provided fire statistics. That's two counties out of 87 -- not an impressive number. Today, 99 percent of Minnesota's 778 departments reported data on emergency calls.

Why is this information important?

Data provided Minnesota fire departments is crucial to developing an all-inclusive report officials can use to help fight fire with facts and save lives.

State Fire Marshal Division Annual Report

Get an Inside Look at the SFMD

​From hotel inspections to fire investigations to public education, the State Fire Marshal Division works across Minnesota each year to protect lives and property.

Past annual reports: 

Sprinkler Effectiveness Report

This Sprinkler Effectiveness Report examines sprinkler saves in Minnesota from 2004 through 2018.

School Fire Report

The Minnesota School Fire Report​ examines school fires in Minnesota from 1990 through 2015. The report demonstrates how fire prevention and fire inspections have reduced the frequency and impact of Minnesota school fires. 

Federal Fire Information

 The U.S. Fire Administration collects national data on fires, fire causes, where fires occur and who is impacted most by fire.  

Minnesota DNR  

The Minnesota Department of Natural resources provides wildfire information and wildland fire data on its website.  

Minnesota Fire Reporting


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