A deadly fire broke out in the Bronx borough of New York City near Yankee Stadium, killed eight children and one adult. In 2005:

— 3,675 civilians lost their lives as the result of fire.

— there were 115 firefighters killed while on duty.

— fire killed more Americans than all natural disasters combined.

— 83 percent of all civilian fire deaths occurred in residences.

— 1.6 million fires were reported.

— direct property loss due to fires was estimated at $10.7 billion.

— an estimated 31,500 intentionally set structure fires resulted in 315 civilian deaths.

— intentionally set structure fires resulted in an estimated $664 million in property damage.

Source: U.S. Fire Administration