Child Death, Near Death and Stillbirth Commission
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WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KIDS AND FIRE?


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What do I need to know about kids and fire?

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  • Children make up 20% of all fire deaths.

  • Every year kids set over 100,000 fires. About 20,000 of those are set in homes.

  • Children as young as age two can strike a match and start a fire.

  • Over 30% of the fires that kill children are set by children playing with fire.

  • Most child fire-play incidents involve matches or lighters, so keep these locked up and out of reach of children.

  • University of Michigan Health System Fire Safety Information

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