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The overwhelming majority of fires start at home and are preventable. Please use the resources on this page to keep your home and property safe. 


Facts About Fires 

  • Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Only one in five home fires were reported during these hours.
  • Three out of five home fire deaths happen from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
  • Home fires killed an average of eight people every day in 2013.
  • Smoking materials are the leading cause of home fire deaths.
  • During 2007-2011, roughly one of every 320 households had a reported home fire per year.

For more fire statistics, please visit the National Fire Protection Association's Fire Statistics website.


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