Top Catastrophic Multiple-Death Fires, 2018 (1)

 

Rank (2) Month State Type of facility Deaths
1 November California Wildland Urban Interface fire 85
2 August Illinois Two-family home 10
3 July California Wildland Urban Interface fire 8
4 April Tennessee Single-family home 6
5 July Michigan Motel 6
6 November Indiana Single-family home 6
7 January Oklahoma Gas well 5
7 January Kansas Single-family home 5
7 February Arizona Helicopter crash/fire 5
7 March Tennessee Single-family home 5
7 April New York Single-family home 5
7 May North Carolina Apartment building 5
7 June Missouri Single-family, manufactured 5
7 June Washington Vacation cabin 5
7 July New Jersey Apartment building 5
7 July Texas Apartment building 5
7 December Ohio 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. (2) Fires with the same number of deaths receive the same rank. Source: Reproduced with permission from Catastrophic Multiple-Death Fires in 2018 by Stephen G. Badger, ©2019 National Fire Protection Association. www.nfpa.org.