Between the years 2014 and 2018, United States Fire Departments responded to 353,100 home fires each year. These fires caused 2,620 civilian deaths each year. 27% of fires that occurred in 2014-2018 occurred in homes. The top causes of home fires were:
- Heating equipment
- Electrical distribution/ lighting equipment
- Intentional fire setting
- Smoking materials
Homes that have home fire sprinklers installed are much better off if a fire occurs. It is important to be smart and safe when you are at home to prevent fires and injuries or deaths due to fires. Learn more about home fires.