What do I need to know about kids and fire?
- 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