Causes of House Fires in 2017

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Have you ever been in a situation where you wish you’d been told that it could have happened before?

Living in the 21st Century, and a homeowner, it’s very well possible to not watch out for cautious items. These cautious moments may save your house from a devastating fire. The NFPA has completed research on Overview of the U.S. Fire Problem and their research shows the leading cause of home structure fires 2014-2014 years is cooking equipment being the leading cause: 46% caused a house fire, 44% lead to civilian injuries, and 19% lead to civilian deaths. “Unattended cooking is the leading factor contributing to these fires. Frying poses the greatest risk of fire.” (See more on their Fact Sheet.)

Being a busy individual in the USA, means multitasking is a must. But it’s always more important to attend to your stove while cooking or your oven while baking. When your cooking is finished, then continue your daily duties, YES this is priority. Reconstruction Gold Star Service stated: “According to the National Fire Protection Association, an estimated 374,000 U.S. homes catch fire annually.” This is scary to think that these are 374,000 families who had a devastating fire in their home and their dream of an American homeowner is now a nightmare. (See 9 more leading cause on Reconstruction380 article.)

How do you avoid a cooking fire in your home? While you’re doing those 100 other important things in your home, American Red Cross suggests to “Never leave cooking food unattended – stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or broiling food. If you have to leave the kitchen, even for a second, turn off the stove”. (See more tips on their Red Cross article.)

Follow us to read in our next blog what to do in case you ever do have a fire in your home. Meanwhile, stay safe.