In 2016, there were 1,856 fires in Taiwan, 1,424 of them were building fires, 608 were caused by improper use and faulty household electrical devices, 49 people died in fires caused by household electrical devices in 2016 and 34 died in 2015.

In 2016, 43.1% of fires occurred in independently standing homes, 23% in collective residences, 12.6% in factories, 5.1% in business buildings, 5.6% in warehouses, 1.6% in composite structures, 1.3% in office buildings, 0.9% in temples, and 6.5% in others.

In 2016, 85.6% of fires occurred on the 1st to 5th floors of buildings, 11.3% on the 6th to 12th floors, 2.4% on the 13th to 19th floors, 0.5% on the 20th to 29th floors, and 0,1% on floors above the 30th floor.

From 2012 to 2016, 423 men and 221 women were burned to death in various fires.

Between 2012 and 2016, 2,657 fires were caused by improper use of home electrical devices, 1,504 fires were contributed to “other”, 1,174 fires were arson, 728 fires were ignited by cigarette butts, and 405 fires were caused by cooking.



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Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist
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