The report lists the most common causes of deadly fires as smoking, cooking, and heating.

Bad news for our state -- New York ranks second in the nation for having the most deadly house fires per capita in 2018.

According to A Secure Life, as of the end of August, 97 people have died in fires in New York this year.

New York ranks second behind Texas when it comes to fatal fires, followed by Pennsylvania.

The report lists the most common causes of deadly fires as smoking, cooking, and heating.

In Rochester, there has been one fatal fire this year. It happened on Hooker Street and there were no working smoke detectors in the home. There were two fatal fires in 2018, and 2016 was a record year with 10 deadly fires.

The Rochester Fire Department has several fire prevention programs to teach residents how to prevent fires and what to do if they are in a fire. There is a focus on training in-home nurses to spot fire hazards and also training immigrants.

Amon Hudson with the Rochester Fire Department says firefighters also spend time in local schools.

"If we could do more as far as fire safety education at a younger age, it's a plus," Hudson says. "If we can educate the people we serve younger, we can instill in them the importance of fire safety."

The Rochester Fire Department provides home safety checks and installs pre-purchased detectors upon request. The department receives federal funding to install a limited number of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for low-income homeowners and in emergency situations, while supplies last.

You can 311 to schedule a home safety check or to determine if you qualify for a free smoke or carbon monoxide detector.