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 17 page report PDF 740 KB
Adults ages 50 or older had a greater relative risk of fire death than the general population.
Adults ages 85 or older had the highest risk of fire death.
had a greater relative risk of fire injury than the general population.
While lower than the relative risk of the general population, children ages faced an elevated risk of both fire injury and death when compared to older children (ages 5 to 14).
Males were 1.6 times more likely to die in fires than females.
were at a greater relative risk of dying in a fire than the general population.
The relative risk of dying in a fire was greatest for people living in the South and Midwest when compared to populations living in other regions of the United States.