Leading Causes Of Fires In The Home
Fires started by smoking materials have been the leading cause or one of the leading causes of home fire fatalities for decades. This was still true for the 2015–2019 period, during which an estimated average of 16,300 such fires caused an average of 600 deaths; 1,030 injuries; and $511 million in direct property damage annually. This is according to research presented by The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
The (NFPA) report indicates heating equipment was the second leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries and the third leading cause of home fire deaths and direct property damage from 2015 to 2019.
An average of 45,800 such fires caused 480 deaths; 1,350 injuries; and $1.0 billion in direct property damage per year.
Heating equipment was the leading cause of fire deaths in one- or two-family homes. Although space heaters, including portable heaters and those that are permanently installed, were involved in only 4 percent of the total home fires.
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