TOP 10 MOST CATASTROPHIC MULTIPLE-DEATH FIRES, 2013 (1)
Rank Month State Type of facility Deaths
1 June Arizona Wildfire 19
2 April Texas Fertilizer plant 15
3 July Pennsylvania Three-story duplex home 7
4 May Pennsylvania Single-family home 6
5 September Ohio Single-family home 6
6 October West Virginia Single-family home 6
7 January Kentucky Single-family home 5
8 February Indiana Single-family home 5
9 March Illinois Single-family home 5
10 April Idaho Single-family home 5
(1) Fires that kill five or more people in residential property, or three or more people in nonhome or nonstructural property. Source: Reproduced with permission from Catastrophic Multiple-death Fires in 2013 by Stephen G. Badger, ©National Fire Protection Association. www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics.