Residential Structure Fires

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Overview of the overall number of residential structure fires the Hamilton Fire Department responds to.

Story behind the numbers

Over 76.5% of all residential structure fires occur in people’s homes. Each response is handled by trained firefighters who through their direct involvement and actions mitigate the incident.

Performance improvements

A reduction in numbers can be reflective of citizens understanding home fire safety and a change in behaviours that often lead to preventable fires.

Source: Hamilton Fire Department, extracted February, 2018

Number of residential structure fires

Year to date (reported quarterly) and previous 4 years

Year Total Fires
2014 215
2015 230
2016 216
2017 200
2018 (Q3) 164