What Are House Fires Caused By?

Answer House fires result in thousands of deaths and injuries, and cause billions of dollars in property damage each year, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency website. Many house fires st... Read More »

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How many house fires in Canada are caused by cigarettes?

The Annual Report of Fire Losses in Canada by the Council of Canadian Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners says that 9,414 house fires were started by cigarettes and "smoker's material" in 2002. Ci... Read More »

Does insurance cover house fires caused by fireworks?

If there is a fire at your home because of fireworks, your homeowner's insurance should cover the cost of repairs. If you set off fireworks and they are illegal where you live, your policy may not ... Read More »

How many Federal Pacific Breaker Boxes have caused fires?

In the last 30 years there have been 16 documented cases of Federal Pacific Break Boxes failing and causing fires. Considering potential undocumented cases, this number may be much higher due to a ... Read More »

How many house fires in the U.S. are due to smokers?

Approximately 250,000 house fires occur each year due to improper disposal of cigarettes or other smoking materials. Each year, an average of 2,000 people die because of these fires, which typicall... Read More »