Top Catastrophic Multiple-Death Fires, 2017 (1)

 

Rank (2) Month State Type of facility Deaths
1 October California Wildfires 44
2 December New York 5-story apartment building 13
3 May Ohio Single-family home 7
4 January Maryland Single-family home 6
4 March Oregon Single-family home 6
4 October Texas Single-family home 6
4 November Illinois Single-family home 6
8 March Massachusetts Single-family home 5
8 March Michigan 9-unit apartment building 5
8 April South Dakota 3-unit apartment building 5
8 April Tennessee Manufactured single-family home 5
8 April New York Single-family home 5
8 October Ohio Single-family home 5
8 September Alaska Single-family home 5
8 December Iowa Single-family home 5
8 May Wisconsin Corn milling plant 5
(1) Fires 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: Reproduced with permission, based on data from Catastrophic Multiple-Death Fires in 2017 by Stephen G. Badger, © 2017, National Fire Protection Association https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Data-research-and-tools/US-Fire-Problem.