Top Residential Causes by Ward

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Importance


Understanding the top causes of residential structure fires in each ward is an essential component in learning how to prevent those fires from occurring.

Story behind the numbers


To reduce the number of residential structure fires, it is important to understand what the top 2 causes are so that fire prevention activities and public education activities can be structured around this information.

Performance improvements


Citizens continue to be injured or killed in fires that are clearly preventable. Educating residents on the causes of residential fires can contribute to a change in behaviours, a reduction in residential fires and associated injuries and deaths.

2016 Residential Structure Fires - Top 2 causes by Ward

Icon Undetermined - arrows pointing in multiple directions Undetermined - It is not always possible to pinpoint an exact cause of every structure fire due to severe fire damage or where there are several potential ignition sources.

Ward Cause 1 Cause 2
1 Icon - Unattended Cooking - Pot with steam Unattended Cooking Icon - Careless Smoking - Lit cigarette Careless Smoking
2 Icon - Careless Smoking - Lit cigarette  Careless Smoking Icon - Electrical/Mechanical causes of fire - Warning triangle with thunder bolt Electrical/ Mechanical
3 Icon - Unattended Cooking - Pot with steam Unattended Cooking Icon - Careless Smoking - Lit cigarette Careless Smoking
4 Icon - Unattended Cooking - Pot with steam Unattended Cooking Icon - Careless Smoking - Lit cigarette Careless Smoking
5 Icon - Unattended Cooking - Pot with steam Unattended Cooking Icon - Electrical/Mechanical causes of fire - Warning triangle with thunder bolt Electrical/ Mechanical
6 Icon - Electrical/Mechanical causes of fire - Warning triangle with thunder bolt Electrical/ Mechanical Icon - Arson - Lit match Arson
7 Icon - Careless Smoking - Lit cigarette Careless Smoking Icon - Electrical/Mechanical causes of fire - Warning triangle with thunder bolt Electrical/ Mechanical
8 Icon - Unattended Cooking - Pot with steam Unattended Cooking Icon Undetermined - arrows pointing in multiple directions Undetermined
9 Icon - Unattended Cooking - Pot with steam Unattended Cooking Icon Undetermined - arrows pointing in multiple directions Undetermined
10 Icon - Careless Smoking - Lit cigarette Careless Smoking Icon - Unattended Cooking - Pot with steam Unattended Cooking
11 Icon Undetermined - arrows pointing in multiple directions Undetermined Icon - Electrical/Mechanical causes of fire - Warning triangle with thunder bolt Electrical/ Mechanical
12 Icon Undetermined - arrows pointing in multiple directions Undetermined Icon - Electrical/Mechanical causes of fire - Warning triangle with thunder bolt Electrical/ Mechanical
13 Icon - Careless Smoking - Lit cigarette Careless Smoking Icon - Electrical/Mechanical causes of fire - Warning triangle with thunder bolt Icon - Arson - Lit match Electrical/Mechanical/Arson
14 Icon - Unattended Cooking - Pot with steam Unattended Cooking
 
Icon - Electrical/Mechanical causes of fire - Warning triangle with thunder bolt Electrical/ Mechanical
15 Icon Undetermined - arrows pointing in multiple directions Undetermined Icon - Arson - Lit match Arson

Source: Hamilton Fire Department, extracted February, 2018