More than 350,000 fires occur each year and often within the homes of seniors. Some of the leading causes include cooking, portable heaters, and faulty electrical equipment. The National Center for Health Statistics found that adults 65 and older were 2.4 times as likely as the general population to die in fires. For those 85 and older, the risk was 3.6 times higher. Fires are more common during winter months, in part due to increased use of heating equipment. This year, learn how to keep your home and loved ones safe with ESFI’s tips.