Smoking materials, including cigarettes, pipes, and cigars, started an estimated 17,200 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments in 2014. These fires caused 570 deaths, 1,140 injuries and $426 million in direct property damage. Smoking materials caused 5% of reported home fires, 21% of home fire deaths, 10% of home fire injuries, and 6% of the direct property damage.*
- NFPA's "The Smoking-Material Fire Problem" report
- Fact sheet on smoking materials (PDF)
- Changes in Origin in Home Structure Fires Started by Smoking Materials fact sheet (PDF)
*Source: NFPA’s "Latest Estimates of Home Fires Started by Smoking Materials - 2014"