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Portable Heating Fires in Residential Buildings (2013-2015)

As part of a series of topical reports that address fires in residential buildings, this report addresses the characteristics of portable heater fires in residential buildings, as reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). The focus is on fires reported from 2013 to 2015 — the most recent data available at the time of the analysis. NFIRS data is used for the analyses throughout this report. For a broader overview of heating fires, see the companion topical report, “Heating Fires in Residential Buildings (2013-2015),” Volume 18, Issue 7.

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