See a table (PDF, 142 KB) that shows the frequency reported fires of different causes by month. Fires were more frequent in months with darker shading.

In This Section
  • Appliances & equipment Cooking; heating; washing machines & dryers; air conditioners and fans; and more.
  • Arson and juvenile firesetting Children playing with fire and intentional fires.
  • Candles Causes and trends in home fires involving candles, candle fire frequency in other occupancies, and selected published incident descriptions
  • Chemical and gases Natural gas and LP-gas home and non-home fires; spontaneous combustion.
  • Electrical Includes home structure fires involving electrical distribution or lighting equipment
  • Fireworks Includes injury patterns and trends, including shares by type of fireworks, based on reports to hospital emergency rooms
  • Holiday Christmas trees, holiday lights and decorations.
  • Household products Mattresses, bedding and upholstered furniture
  • Lightning Fires and Lightning Strikes Information on incident type, and when and where the incidents occurred.
  • Smoking materials Fires involving smoking materials (i.e., tobacco products), including data from other countries, and what materials are most often ignited
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