Home Fire Causes for Spring Valley?
The Five Causes of Home Fires in the U.S.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) between 2014 and 2018, firefighters in the United States responded to over 353,100 home structure fires per year and reports that most home fires and fire casualties result from five causes: cooking, heating, electrical distribution, and lighting equipment, intentional fire setting, and smoking materials.
SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul responds to fire damage emergencies in Bonita, Jamul, and the Spring Valley areas throughout the year, and we have the experience and equipment necessary to mitigate fire damage quickly and efficiently.
Here are more report highlights from the NFPA:
- More than one-quarter of reported fires in 2014-2018 occurred in homes. Even worse, more than three-quarters of civilian fire deaths and almost three-quarters of all reported injuries were caused by home fires.
- During this five-year period, US fire departments responded to an estimated average of 353,100 home structure fires per year. These fires caused an annual average of 2,620 civilian deaths; 11,030 civilian fire injuries; and $7.2 billion in direct property damage.
- Over the five-year period of 2014–2018 as a whole, cooking was the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries, while smoking was the leading cause of home fire deaths.
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