Home Fire Facts

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:

  1. Cooking
  2. Heating equipment
  3. Electrical distribution/ lighting equipment
  4. Intentional fire setting
  5. 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.