"Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children from 1 to 21 years of age. Fire and related burns are the third leading cause of these unintentional injuries. Each year in the United States an estimated 2,800 children age 14 or younger are injured and 850 killed in residential fires. Of these children, over 40 percent are under the age five, 70 percent are under the age of 10." This report, revised December 2001, addresses the causes and characteristics of these fires.
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United States Fire Administration Topical Fire Research Series (March 2001), v.1 no.17