Machine Learning Based Fire Detection: A Comprehensive Review and Evaluation of Classification Models

Adildabay Secilmis, Nurullah Aksu, Fares A. Dael*, Ibraheem Shayea, Ayman A. El-Saleh

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—Fires, regardless of their origin being natural events or human-induced, provide substantial economic and environmental hazards. Therefore, the development of efficient fire detection systems is of utmost importance. This study provides a comprehensive examination of the extant body of literature about studies on fire detection utilizing machine learning techniques. Significantly, the studies employed three distinct categories of datasets: pictures, data derived from Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), or a hybrid amalgamation of both. Our work mainly aims to categorize fire-related data utilizing four distinct classification models: Support Vector Machines (SVMs), Decision Trees, Logistic Regression, and Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP). The model with the highest accuracy and ROC curve performance was identified through experimental analysis. The results of our study indicate that the MLP model exhibits the highest overall accuracy, achieving a score of 0.997. In this study, we analyze the learning curves to showcase the positive training dynamics of our model. Additionally, we explore the scalability of our model to ensure its suitability in real-world situations. In general, our research underscores the possibility of employing machine learning methodologies for fire detection, specifically emphasizing the effectiveness of the Multilayer Perceptron (MLP) model. This study contributes to the existing literature by offering valuable insights into the performance of several categorization models and conducting a comprehensive investigation of the Multilayer Perceptron (MLP) architecture. The results of our study have the potential to contribute to the advancement of fire detection systems, leading to enhanced accuracy and efficiency. This, in turn, may mitigate the adverse impacts of fires on both society and the environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1982-1988
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal on Informatics Visualization
Issue number3-2
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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  • image
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  • MLP


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