From 2015-2019, cooking was the top cause of fires and the 2nd leading cause of home fire deaths.
Heating accounted for 13% of home fires from 2016 - 2020. These fires resulted in 480 deaths, 1370 civilian injuries and more than $1 Billion in property damage.
From 2015 - 2019, Electrical issues were involved in over 32,500 reported structure fires per year. These fires were the cause of 430 deaths, 1070 injuries and $1.3 Billion in property damage.
Smoking materials including cigarettes, pipes and cigars were listed as the cause of over 16,000 structure fires in 2016. They resulted in 660 deaths, 1,060 injuries and over $370 Million in property damage.
From 2015 - 2019 it is estimated that 7,400 structure fires were caused by candles. These fires caused an average of 90 deaths, 670 injuries and $291 Million in property damage.
Information and statistics gathered from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) website.