According to the Center for Disease Control on average, in the United States, on average, someone died in a fire every two hours, and someone was injured every 23 minutes.
Each year in the United States, 1.1 Million burn injuries require medical attention. Of those injured as a result of a traumatic burn, 50,000 of these require hospitalization; 20,000 have major burns involved on 20% on their total body surface, and about 4,500 of these people die.
Up to 10,000 people in the United States die every year of burn-related infections.
However, smoke alarms cut your chances of dying in a fire in half, which highlights the importance of installing smoke detectors throughout your home.