What causes most Halloween fires?
For each year from 2014 to 2016, an estimated 10,100 fires were reported to fire departments in the United States over a three-day period around Halloween and caused an estimated 30 deaths, 125 injuries and $102 million in property loss.1
The leading causes of Halloween residential fires were: cooking (53 percent), heating (11 percent), other unintentional, careless actions (6 percent), and electrical malfunctions (6 percent). Source: NFIRS 5.0.
Other unintentional, careless actions 6%
Electrical malfunctions 6%