Ministry of the
Solicitor General

Fire Death Rates

Ontario Fatal Fires: Fire Death Rate

This report shows the fatalities and fire death rate in Ontario fires over a 20 year period from 1999 to 2018

The fire death rate is the number of fatalities per million population.

Fire deaths on First Nations and Federal properties in Ontario are excluded from these totals.

Fire deaths in vehicle collisions are not included in these totals.

Data Source: The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management investigates fatal fires in Ontario.

Revised: Oct 2019.

 

Fire Death Rate in Ontario: All Fatalities

The fire death rate is the number of fire fatalities per million population.

In 1999 there were 115 fire deaths, the population was 11.5 million, the fire death rate was 10.

In 2018 there were 91 fire deaths, the population was 14.4 million, the fire death rate was 6.3.

Fire deaths on First Nations and Federal properties in Ontario are excluded from these totals.
Fire deaths in vehicle accidents are not included in these totals.
Population Source: Statistics Canada.

Fire Death Rate in Ontario: All Fatalities

Fire Death Rate in Ontario: Structure Fires

The majority of the fire deaths occur in structures.

The structure fire death rate is the number of structure fire fatalities per million population.

In 1999 there were 102 fire deaths in structures, the population was 11.5 million, the fire death rate was 8.9.

In 2018 there were 81 fire deaths in structures, the population was 14.4 million, the fire death rate was 5.6.

Fire deaths on First Nations and Federal properties in Ontario are excluded from these totals.
Fire deaths in vehicle accidents are not included in these totals.
Population Source: Statistics Canada.

Fire Death Rate in Ontario: Structure Fires

Fire Death Rate in Ontario: Residential Structure Fires

The majority of structure fire deaths occur in residential structures.

The residential fire death rate is the number of residential fire fatalities per million population.

In 1999 there were 99 fire deaths in residential structures, the population was 11.5 million, the fire death rate was 8.6.

In 2018 there were 78 fire deaths in residential structures, the population was 14.4 million, the fire death rate was 5.4.

Fire deaths on First Nations and Federal properties in Ontario are excluded from these totals.
Fire deaths in vehicle accidents are not included in these totals.
Population Source: Statistics Canada.

Fire Death Rate in Ontario: Residential Structure Fires