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Catastrophic multiple-death fires

Report: NFPA's "Catastrophic Multiple-Death Fires in 2021"
Author: Stephen G. Badger
Issued: October 2022


Report highlights
  • In 2021, there were two catastrophic non-structure fires, resulting in six deaths.
  • Fourteen catastrophic multiple-death fires in 2021 resulted in 65 deaths.
  • There were ten catastrophic multiple-death home fires in 2021. Six of these occurred in single-family dwellings and four occurred in apartment buildings. These fires killed 53 people. Seventeen of the victims were children under the age of six
  • Two of the fires were in non-home structures, resulting in six deaths. 
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