Nationwide, more than half of all intentionally set fires are started by youths under the age of 18.
Fires are often started in homes where a child had easy access to lighters or matches
Approximately 50,000 youth set fires are reported each year
On average, Youth-set fires cause 80 deaths, 860 injuries, and $235 million in property damage each year
70% of youth-set fires were started with a lighter or matches
Nearly 40% of youth-set fires start in the bedroom