Top Catastrophic Multiple-Death Fires and Explosions, 2021 (1)

 

Rank (2) Month State Type of facility Deaths
1 March Oklahoma Single-family home 6
1 April Virginia Single-family home 6
1 December Georgia Single-family home 6
2 January Georgia Single-family home 5
2 January Illinois 4-unit apartment building 5
2 March Arkansas 2-story apartment building 5
2 August Illinois 2-story apartment building 5
2 September Ohio Single-family home 5
2 September California Single-family home 5
2 November New York 3-unit apartment building 5
3 November Texas Barn/workshop 3
3 December Maine Vacant single-family home 3
3 May Illinois Campsite 3
3 July Michigan Boat 3
(1) Fires or explosions that kill five or more people in residential property, or three or more people in nonhome or nonstructural property. (2) Fires with the same number of deaths receive the same rank. Source: National Fire Protection Association. www.nfpa.org.