Safety & Prevention

Common Fire Hazards

The causes of these fires range from food left unattended on the stove to candles left burning. From the moment a fire starts to the point where the structure is fully engulfed is usually less than two minutes, which is why it is so important for occupants to get out of the home as quickly as possible and not try to put out a large fire themselves.

Here are the most common causes of house fires as identified by the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Brush, grass or forest
  • Candle fires
  • Child play fires
  • Christmas tree fires
  • Electrical distribution and lighting
  • Grill fires 
  • Heating fires
  • Home cooking fires 
  • Intentional fires
  • Smoking

Recreation Fires

Back Yard Fire

Smoke Detector


Juvenile Firesetters


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