Winter Fire Safety


Statistics to share

The threat of winter fires is real. Use these statistics to help citizens understand the severity and prevalence of winter fires.

  • 905 people die in winter home fires each year.

  • $2,091,000,000 in property loss occurs from winter home fires.

  • 67 percent of winter fires occur in one- and two-family homes.

  • Cooking is the leading cause of all winter home fires.

  • 5 to 8 p.m. is the most common time for winter home fires.

Source: National Fire Incident Reporting System 2009-2011

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