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College Fire Fatality Statistics

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89 Campus-Related Fire Fatalities in the Past Six Years –
How Many More Will It Take?

Location of Fatal Fires
  • Off-Campus:
79%
  • On-Campus:
12%
  • Greek Housing:
9%

Fatal Fires During 2005-2006 School Year
  • 1 Oklahoma State University student killed in an off-campus fire
  • 1 Cornell University student killed in an off-campus fire
  • 1 Southwestern Oregon Comm. College student killed in an on-campus fire
  • 2 University of Alaska students killed in an off-campus fire
  • 2 Pittsburgh State University students killed in an off-campus fire
  • 2 North Carolina State University students killed in an off-campus fire
  • 1 University of Kansas student killed in an off-campus fire
  • 1 University of Maryland student killed in an off-campus fire

States with Multiple Fatal Fires From Jan. 2000 – April 2006
Ohio 12   Mississippi 3
North Carolina 9   New Jersey 3
Indiana 7   New York 3
Pennsylvania 6   Virginia 3
Kansas 5   West Virginia 3
California 4   Alaska 2
Illinois 4   Georgia 2
Texas 4   Kentucky 2
Massachusetts 3   Maryland 2
Minnesota 3      
Source: The Center for Campus Fire Safety (www.campusfiresafety.org)