Top 10 Causes of House Fires

Cooking EquipmentWhen a pot or pan overheats or splatters greases, it can take seconds to cause a fire. Stay in the kitchen when cooking, especially if using oil or high temperatures; most kitchen fires occur because people get distracted and leave their cooking unattended. Keep combustibles (e.g. oven mitts, dish towels, paper towels) away from […]

10 Ways to Prevent House Fires

In the U.S., a house catches on fire every 45 seconds. The devastating effects of rapid fires hit homes both emotionally and financially. In fact, Ready.gov reports that direct property loss due to home fires is estimated at $7.3 billion annually. According to the National Studies of Fire Departments, 80% of all civilian deaths from […]