Home fires report released; On average, seven people die each day in U.S. home fires

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Apr 25, 2013

NFPA’ s new report on home fires finds that seven people die each day, on average, in U.S. home fires. Cooking remains the most prevalent cause of home fires, with older adults the age group most likely to die in home fires.

The report, which uses five-year averages (in this case, from 2007-2011), showed that one-quarter of home fire deaths occur in the bedroom, the same amount as fires in the family room, living room or den.

Homes Report
Home fire deaths from fires in which no smoke alarms were present, or in which smoke alarms were present but did not operate, accounted for 60 percent of all home fire deaths.

Visit the NFPA site for the full report and fact sheet.