May 28 2013
Net Fire News on Fire GCOE
Analysis of the Net Fire News on Fire GCOE -Fires that ten or more people died-
Miu Kumano, Graduate School of Global Fire Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
1. Number of fires
From May 11, 2009 during February 3, 2013, there are 2,369 fire news in the Net News on Fire GCOE. Among them, there are 58 fires that ten or more people died. Figure 1 shows a number of the 58 fires by nation.
Figure 1: Number of Fires by nation
In the fires, there are 39 building fire.(Figure 2)
Figure 2: Number of building fires by nation
Following is the Google map located the 39 building fires.
Photo 1: Google map
2. Property types
Figure 3 the proportion of fires by the type of property involved. Building fires comprise 67 percent of all fires.
Figure 3: Property types
3. Cause of fires
There are 28 cases in all that a fire cause is clear from an article. Figure 4 shows cause of the fires. The leading causes of fires is electric cause (Mostly, short-circuit or electrical malfunction).
Figure 4: Cause of fires
4. Types of building
Figure 5 shows the number of fires by building use.
Factory accounted for the largest percentage of the all. The second largest is commercial building.
Figure 5: Building use