"This topical report addresses the characteristics of electrical fires in residential buildings as reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) from 2014 to 2016, the most recent data available at the time of the analysis. The NFIRS data are used for the analyses presented throughout the report. For the purpose of the report, the terms 'residential fires,' 'electrical fires,' and 'nonelectrical fires' are synonymous with 'residential building fires,' 'residential building electrical fires' and 'residential building nonelectrical fires' respectively. 'Electrical fires' is used throughout the body of this report; the findings, tables, charts, headings and endnotes reflect the full category, 'residential building electrical fires.'"
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Topical Fire Report Series (November 2018), Vol.19, Iss.8