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Apartment buildings

People living in an apartment building need to think ahead and be prepared in the event of a fire. It is important to know the fire safety features in your building and work together with neighbors to help keep the building as fire-safe as possible.

Facts & figures
  • Between 2010-2014, there were 107,800 apartment fires, causing 410 deaths, 4,280 injuries and $1.2 million in property damage.
  • January was the top month for apartment fires with 10,200. It was also the top month for deaths caused by these fires with 60.
  • Apartment fires tend to happen in the evening hours between 3:00 -10:00 pm (45%).

Source: NFPA's "Home Structure Fires" report