Top Causes of House Fires

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Going into winter can be hard enough, add in the holidays, a time change, a turkey dinner, in-laws camping out in the living room, shopping, an ugly Christmas sweater party, and you’re officially slammed for the rest of the year. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, your home is going to get a lot of use. It’s important to understand and be prepared in the event of a disaster.

Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing some safety tips that will hopefully prevent unwanted property damage during the Holidays.

Top causes of house fires:

  • 40% of house fires are cooking related
  •  18% of house fires are Heating related
  • 17% of house fires are Electrical related
  • 15% of house fires are Arson related
  • 5% of house fires are Smoking related
  • 3% of house fires are Candle related
  • 2% of house fires are caused by other sources unknown

 

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