|Winter Fire Safety|
|January 3, 2018|
The threat of winter fires is real.
Nationwide according to the USFA:
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., but result in 30 percent of all fire deaths.
Cooking is the leading cause of all winter home fires.
A heat source too close to combustibles is the leading factor contributing 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