This is a 20% decrease                              from this time last year

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Michigan Fire Inspectors Society

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Kalamazoo, MI  49004


Residential Fatal Fire  Stats Sheet

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2019 First Quarter

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residential fatal fire statistics

As part of our dedication to Public education and awareness, our goal is to provide up to date information on residential fatal fire statistics in the State of Michigan.  In 2018, Michigan saw an increase of 42 home fire deaths, up to 139 from 96, in 2017. We will continue to track and report these numbers for 2019. 


2019 Residential Fire Deaths YTD: 57 in 52 fires (as of August 8, 2019)

             

             Male Fire Fatalities:  35


             Female Fire Fatalities:  20


             Unknown Gender:  2 



​Deadly Fires by Time Of Day:                           Fire Deaths By Age:   

             00:00-05:59:  
18 fires   ​                                            16 people         

   

​             06:00-11:59:   9 fires                                                24 people                                                   

​                                                                                                 

​             12:00-17:59:   8 fires                                                 13 people


             18:00-23:59:  12 fires                                              Unknown:   4 people          

​                                         

             Unknown:  5 fires                                                                             



​Residential Home Values Involved in Fatal Fires:

      Michigan's median home value is $150,000


**  55% of homes with fatal fires are valued below $150,000

**  22.5% of homes with fatal fires are valued above $150,000

**  22.5% are apartment/commercial 

 

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2018 Residential Fire Deaths:  139 in107 fires   

     

Fire Deaths by Time Of Day:           Fire Deaths By Age:   

                00:00-05:59: 34%                                    47%         

             ​                                    
             18:00-23:59: 28%                                    37%
                                                                                 
                                                                                
             06:00-11:59: 21%                                    16%

             12:00-17:59: 17% 



2018 Fatal Fire Facts: 

  • There was a 62% increase over total known residential fire fatalities in 2017

  • 60% of known fatal fire origins occurred in the bedroom or living room

  • In 2018, of fire fatalities were 64% male and 34% female

  • Smoking is the leading known cause of fire fatalities in the State of Michigan.