Definition: Residential fires can be caused by cooking, heating, smoking, gasoline, or candles.
Lighted tobacco products (mainly cigarettes) are the leading cause of residential fire fatalities while cooking equipment is the leading cause of residential fire injuries.
According to the CDC, fires and burns are the third leading cause of unintentional injury fatalities in the U.S.
According to Safe Kids USA:
Personal fire safety depends upon:
Injury prevention initiatives aimed at keeping people safe from fires and burn-related injury and death include fire alarm give-aways; fire alarm safety checks; and regulations mandating fire safe cigarettes, child-resistant safety lighters, and smoke alarms in homes.