When it comes to fire safety, some home features often go overlooked. Most items a household uses on a daily basis potentially can cause a fire in one way or another.
A more obvious home feature that attributed to two percent of home fires from 2011-15 is the candle.
The National Fire Protection Association states that each year, 25 home fires are caused by a candle. In order to keep this number down, the association provides a few helpful tips to candle burning for residents.
Laundry is a normal part of keeping a household. However, they can easily start a home fire, according to the association, which lists several important maintenance facts to prevent such an event:
California Fire Department Fire Chief Allen Smith has seen a lot of changes in how residents heat their homes in the past 35 years he has spent with the department. One heating mechanism that has become more popular during the past few years is the emergence of portable ethanol burning fireplaces.
In order to keep the public safe, the National Fire Protection Association lists key points in keeping these new types of fireplaces from causing home fires:
The main theme for fire safety is simple. Keep all devices properly maintained and always stay alert when home for any signs of a potential fire.