THE TEN MOST CATASTROPHIC MULTIPLE-DEATH FIRES, 2012 (1)
Rank Month State Type of facility Deaths
1 January Florida Motor vehicle crash/fire 11
2 March West Virginia Single-family home 9
3 February New Jersey Two-family home 5
4 March Arkansas Two-family home 5
5 July New Jersey Apartments – six units 5
6 October Maryland Single-family home 5
7 November Missouri Apartments – eight units 5
8 November Ohio Single-family home 5
9 December Oklahoma Single-family home 5
10 March North Carolina Aircraft crash/fire 4
(1) Fires that kill five or more people in home property, or three or more people in nonhome or nonstructural property. Source: National Fire Protection Association.