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Winter Fires

The threat of winter fires is real. The statistics below will help you understand how severe these fires can be:

  • 890 people die in winter home fires each year.
  • $2 billion in property loss occurs each year from winter home fires.
  • Winter home fires account for only 8 percent of the total number of fires in the U.S., yet result in 30 percent of all deaths.
  • Cooking is the leading cause of all winter home fires.
  • A heat source too close to combustibles is the leading contributing factor to the start of a winter home fire (15 percent).
  • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. is the most common time for winter home fires.

Source: National Fire Incident Reporting System 2010-2012

If you click here, the Winter Fire Safety Brochure is available for information.