West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to stub out their cigarettes.
Last year, there were 176 fires in West Yorkshire caused by smoking materials.
Nearly a third of households in England include a smoker and are nearly 35 per cent more likely to have a fire than non-smoking homes.
Assistant Chief Fire Officer Craig McIntosh, Director of Fire Safety, said: “More people die in fires caused by smoking than any other source.
“This, as well as the fact that cigarettes cause long-term damage to your health, should be enough for everyone to stub out their cigarettes for good.”
The Fire Service advises smokers:
•Never smoke in a bedroom
•If you’re feeling drowsy, if you’re drinking alcohol or taking prescription drugs, take extra care when smoking. It’s really easy to fall asleep and not notice that a cigarette is still burning.
•Don’t leave a lit cigarette, cigar or pipe lying around
•Take responsibility and keep lighters and matches out of reach of children
•Consider buying child resistant lighters and matchboxes
•Use a proper ashtray and never tap your ash into a waste paper basket.