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 2000 to 2019.
The fire death rate is the number of fire 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: Feb. 2021

Fire Death Rate in Ontario: All Fatalities

The fire death rate is the number of fire fatalities per million population.
In 2000 there were 100 fire deaths, the population was 11.7 million, the fire death rate was 8.5.
In 2019 there were 67 fire deaths, the population was 14.5 million, the fire death rate was 4.6.

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 population estimates (2006, 2011, 2016 are population census figures).

Ontario Fatal Fires: Fire Death Rate

Fire Death Rate in Ontario: Structure Fires

The majority of fire deaths occur in structures.

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

In 2000 there were 91 fire deaths in structures, the population was 11.7 million, the fire death rate was 7.8.

In 2019 there were 63 fire deaths in structures, the population was 14.5 million, the fire death rate was 4.3.

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 population estimates (2006, 2011, 2016 are population census figures).

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 2000 there were 85 fire deaths in residential structures, the population was 11.7 million, the fire death rate was 7.3.

In 2019 there were 59 fire deaths in residential structures, the population was 14.5 million, the fire death rate was 4.1.

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 population estimates (2006, 2011, 2016 are population census figures).

Fire Death Rate in Ontario: Structure Fires