Causes. While twice as many fires occur outdoors than in indoors, many of these fires do not cause much damage. In contrast, 70-80% of civilian deaths and injuries in 1996 stemmed from residential fires. Residential fires account for 82% of fire deaths and 76% of injuries to civilians. Thus, it is important to understand what caused theses fires.
|Arson/Suspicious||29.2||18.8||Leading cause of property loss|
|Smoking||6.3||22.9||Leading cause of death, and still going up.|
|Heating||6.6||14.5||Heating fires has decreased by more than 50%|
|Cooking||10.1||8.9||Leading cause of injuries|
|Unknown||46.7||43.6||The unknown's were apportioned among the above causes.|
Where do fires occur in the home?
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