THE TEN MOST CATASTROPHIC MULTIPLE-DEATH FIRES OF 2009 (1)
Rank Month State Type of Facility Deaths
1 December Mississippi Apartment house 9
2 January New York Single-family house 8
3 January D.C. Single-family house 6
4 July Kentucky Single-family house 6
5 January South Carolina Manufactured home 5
6 January West Virginia Single-family house 5
7 March Alabama Manufactured home 5
8 April Michigan Single-family house 5
9 May Missouri Manufactured home 5
10 November Florida Manufactured home 5

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

Source: National Fire Protection Association.