Data on How Fires Originate

Two of every 5 (43%) reported home structure fires started in the kitchen. Two out of 5 home (39%) civilian fire injuries were caused by these incidents. In addition, 16% of home fire deaths resulted from kitchen fires. Just 4% of home fires started in the living room, family room, or den but these incidents caused one-quarter (24%) of home fire deaths and 10% of the home fire injuries.

For more information read the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA’s) article.

Leading Causes of Home Structure Fires

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