National studies have found:
Children under 5 years old account for the highest number of people killed in child-related fire-play incidents.
Seventy-five percent of child fire-play incidents involved matches or lighters.
About half of child fire-setting cases in homes are started in the bedroom.
In fatal home fires caused by children, three out of five children set fire to bedding, mattresses, upholstered furniture or clothing.
Child fire-play incidents accounted for 41,900 fires, 165 deaths and nearly 2,000 injuries in 1999.
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