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Fires in India are a very common occurrence and witnessed every year in large numbers. The places of occurrence of these vary from structural fires to vehicles to forest and vast open lands. Accidental fires cannot be prevented and hence, steps need to be undertaken for minimizing the losses incurred in terms of lives, livestock and property. Understanding causes for fires through proper investigation, will help in mitigation of future incidents and save the government valuable money lost on fighting these blazing fires. This review paper focuses on the management and response towards accidental fires in India and will highlight statistical data for accidental fires over a period of time. The trends in numbers of fire accidents have been studied over five years from 2014 to 2018 by collating data from the annual publications of “Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India” published by the National Crime Records Bureau, Government of India every year. The paper was aimed to discover the most frequent type of accidental fires in India and create awareness of the risk of fire disasters and better strategies for safety and incident management.