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Additional Common Causes of House Fires

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

Residential Fire Damage Fires can be caused by candles, electrical, and children.

There are several ways that fires can start in a home. As important as house fire prevention is if we were to try to list all of the ways that a fire can start in a home the list would quickly become longer than most people would want to read or be able to remember. With this in mind, we will cover a few different and more common causes of house fires in this post and more causes in additional posts as well.

Common Causes of Home Fires

Electrical Equipment:

  • Ensure that cords and plugs don’t have loose or frayed ends, and outlets are not overloaded with plugs. Avoiding the overuse of extension cords is all important thing to be aware of as they can cause house fires. Another aspect of electrical equipment that is important to be aware of is the quality of the electrical wiring in the house. If the quality of the electrical wiring in the house is not sufficient for the electrical needs of the people in the home the wiring can overheat and start a fire.


  • Candles can be a cause of a house fire starting. It is important to only use candles in places where they are not close to combustible materials. Candles should not be left burning when no one is in the room with them. It is also important to make sure that candles are placed on a surface where they are not likely to tip over or be tipped over.

Children Playing With Fire:

  • As wonderful as children are they are also full of wonder. One of the things that is a large source of wonder for children is fire. Curious children often have an interest in fire and sometimes they will not make the best choices when it comes to satisfying their curiosity or wonder about the fire. Matches and other devices used to start fires should always be stored in places that are not easily accessible to children. Parents should also take time to educate their children about fire and the dangers associated with its use.

While we always hope that you are not affected by a house fire we know that even when preventative measures are taken house fires still happen. We have extensive experience with the cleaning and remediation of fire damaged homes. We also are well versed in working with insurance companies. Our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened."

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