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Through comparison analyses based on fire statistics of the U.S.A., the U.K., and Japan, characteristics of fire risk of these countries were examined especially from the viewpoint of life loss risk. It was found that each country has its own unique fire problems in some particular aspects, although there is also considerable similarity among these countries. Also, discussed was what causes the differences among fire death rates and fire death patterns for particular age groups among the countries. This paper concludes that further study on the basis of international collaboration is needed to make the answers to these questions more clear in detail.