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Fire Safety and Burns - Injury Statistics

Burn injury and incidence rates

The following statistics are the latest available compiled by Safe Kids Worldwide.

Injury and death rates


The leading cause of home fires and related injuries is home-cooking equipment. However, from 2005 to 2009, smoking materials (e.g. cigarettes) were the leading cause of home fire-related death and the third leading cause of fire-related injury in homes.


Smoke alarms

Reviewed by: Gina P. Duchossois, MS
Date: April 2013

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