The most common causes of house fires

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The top causes of house fires are:

  • The kitchen is the most dangerous room in the house for fires. Cooking is the major cause of fires in the kitchen. These fires mainly occur in the evening between 5 and 7 pm.
  • Faulty or damaged electrical wiring throughout the house and in home appliances can start dangerous fires.
  • The incorrect use of portable heaters or appliances pose a fire threat, especially during winter in the morning and evening.
  • Unsupervised children playing with matches and lighters can ignite fires that injure themselves and others.
  • Discarded smoking materials can ignite fires at home.
  • Fires can occur when candles and incense burners are left burning unattended.

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