Urbana luckily hasn't had any during that span. The fire marshal there says keeping those numbers low starts with the home owner.
"More important than knowing what to do when a fire starts, I think it's more important to experience the only fire which doesn't burn which is a preventive fire," said Fire Marshal Phil Edwards.
Here are a few more tips Edwards says to follow these steps to prevent winter time fires:
1) Keep space heaters at least three feet from any object
2) Always use fireplace screen
3) Never leave candles burning unattended
4) Install smoke detectors
5) Never leave cooking unattended