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Keeping Your Home Safe from Fires
Posted by David Pickle on
Hello! From 2010-2015 there was an average 367,800 house fires a year according to the National Fire Protection Association. This week, we'd like to blog about fire safety in the home, how to prevent fires and what to do if there is one. How Fires are Started The top causes for fires are Arson, Candles, Cooking, Electrical, Heating, Smoking and Young fire-setters. Arson - An estimated 282,600 intentional fires (2007-2011) Candles - 3% of reported home fires, 3% of home fire deaths, 6% of home fire injuries, and 5% of the direct property damage in home fires (2009-2013) Cooking - 46% of...