Preventing youth fire setting
Did You Know?
• Fires started by children playing accounted for an average of 56,300 fires, with associated losses of 110 civilian deaths, 880 civilian injuries and $286 million in direct property damage per year between 2005 and 2009.
• Younger children are more likely to set fires in homes, while older children and teenagers are more likely to set fires outside.
• Lighters were the source in half of child-playing with fire in homes.
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