Below is great info to protect your home and your family. Your best bet is always planning ahead, including properly installed and tested smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
Report: NFPA's "Home Structure Fires" (PDF)
This report examines causes and circumstances of home structure fires reported to local fire departments in the U.S. Estimates are provided of home fires and losses overall, and for fires in one- or two-family homes and for apartments or other multi-family housing. The discussion of major causes includes key findings from the more detailed reports on the topic. Victim age is also included.