Fast Facts about House Fires

Fall 2004 CSANews Issue 52  |  Posted date : May 15, 2007.Back to list

  • 26% of fires originate in the kitchen; 23% originate in the garage

  • 75% of house fires occur on the ground floor

  • Between 60% and 65% of fire fatalities occur in homes without a working smoke alarm

  • Adults between 65 and 75 have a fire death rate that is twice that of the national average

  • Most fire and fire deaths occur between the months of December and March