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How residential fires get started

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

Experiencing a fire, no matter the size can be very traumatic for a family. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) published a report that showed there were 1,291,500 fires in 2019, 3,704 deaths, and 16,600 injuries. According to the National Fire Protection Association, three-quarters of civilian fire deaths were caused by home fires, and children under 5 and the elderly are at a higher risk of dying in situations like this. Fire losses amount to almost $15 billion.

Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires with almost 50%, following by heating equipment (14%), electrical distribution and lighting equipment (10%), Intentional fires (8%), and smoking materials (5%).

The majority of home fires start in the kitchen, that is why it is essential that you do not leave the stove unattended while cooking.

Install smoke detectors throughout the home, and make sure that every level of the home has at least one.

If the unthinkable happens and you are affected by a house fire, please do not hesitate to call the experts at SERVPRO of Decatur. We have decades of experience in dealing with situations similar to yours, and we will be there to help you throughout the restoration process. Call us at  404-378-9998, we are Here to Help.

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