THE TEN MOST CATASTROPHIC MULTIPLE-DEATH FIRES OF 2008 (1)
Rank Month State Type of facility Deaths
1 February Georgia Sugar refinery plant and complex 14
2 April Pennsylvania Single-family house 10
3 August California Wildfire 9
4 March Ohio Single-family house 7
5 August Tennessee Single-family house 7
6 December Pennsylvania Single-family house 7
7 January Ohio Single-family house 6
8 June Louisiana Single-family house 6
9 October New York 18-unit apartment building 5
10 January Texas Single-family manufactured house 5

(1) Fires that kill five or more people in residential property, or three or more people in nonresidential or nonstructural property.

Source: National Fire Protection Agency.