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Top Five Causes of Home Fires and How to Avoid Them

Written by Professional Restoration on March 18, 2019. Posted in Damage Prevention.

Home is where we relax, unwind, and connect with family and friends.

Tragically, it’s also where nearly a third of all fires begin. To keep your home and loved ones safe, educate yourself on the leading causes of fire and how to prevent them.


Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires, and they’re responsible for almost half the injuries from home fires. Most kitchen fires involve the stove.

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Smoking is the leading cause of civilian home fire deaths. Cigarettes, pipes, cigars and other smoking materials started fires that caused 21 percent of home fire deaths. One out of four victims was not the smoker whose cigarette ignited the fire.

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Electrical and Lighting Equipment

Electrical equipment can also create hazards in the home. Wiring, lighting, electrical cords, and plugs cause about 10 percent of home fires each year.

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Heating Equipment

Heating equipment is the second main cause of home fire fatalities. The peak months for home heating fires are December, January, and February. Most heating fire deaths (86 percent) involve space heaters.

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Tis the season to be merry and bright, but watch the candles. The highest rates of home candle fires are on New Year’s Day, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.

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Don’t let something easily avoided ravage your home or commercial property.

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