Home firesIn 2011 U.S. fire departments responded to 370000 home structure fires. These fires caused 13910 civilian injuries 2520 civilian deaths 6.9 billion in direct damage. On average seven people died in U.S. home fires per day from 2007 to 2011. Cooking is the leading cause home fires and home fire injuries followed heating equipment. Smoking is a leading cause of civilian home fire deaths. Most fatal fires kill one or two people. In 2012 8 home fires killed five or more people resulting in a total of 44 deaths.