This report provides estimates of U.S. structure fires reported in 2014-2018 that were started by welding torches, cutting torches, soldering equipment, burners, heat treating equipment, tar pots or tar kettles, and power nail guns, stud drivers or staplers. Separate estimates are provided for fires in homes and non-home properties.
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This fact sheet looks at some quick statistics from the Structure Fires Started by Hot Work report.
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From 2001-2018, five firefighters were fatally injured in four unintentional fires started by torches.
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