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How to Prevent a House Fire

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

A house fire to your property can be life changing. You may think it may never happen to you, but they are more common than you may think. The National Fire Protection Association states that the U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 355,400 home structure fires per year during 2012-2016.  These fires caused an annual average of 2,560 civilian fire deaths, 11,670 civilian fire injuries, and $6.5 billion in direct property damage. House fires do happen but there are ways to prevent a fire from starting in your home. Listed below are some things that can cause house fires. It is important to keep your eye on these items as they are common for starting house fires.

  • Cooking
  • Appliance cords
  • Candles
  • Heating units
  • Grills
  • Faulty wiring
  • Lamps
  • Fireplaces
  • Smoking

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