In the most recent data available on the NFPA website, there were 3,645 fire deaths in 2017. On average, seven people died in a fire in a home per day from 2012 through 2016. Across Maryland, since 2000, anywhere from 54 to 94 Marylanders have died in fires each year, according to fire marshal statistics. In Carroll County, three people perished in fires during 2018 and two died in fires in 2017 and 2016, according to statistics from the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Over the past decade, fire has now claimed the lives of at least 17 Carroll countians.