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The risk of death or injury from fire is not the same for everyone. This topical fire report explores fire risk for people living in the United States and why for some groups of people, fire risk is more severe.Download the full 14-page report PDF
Adults ages 55 or older had a greater relative risk of fire death than the general population.
Adults ages 85 or older had the highest relative risk of fire death.
had a greater relative risk of fire injury than the general population.
Children ages had a relative risk of fire death that was 50% less than that of the general population, the lowest relative risk for this age group since the mid-1970s.
Males were 1.7 times more likely to die in fires than females.
were at a greater relative risk of dying in a fire than the general population.
People living in the Midwest and South had the greatest relative risk of dying in a fire when compared to populations living in other regions of the United States.