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Winter Heating Fire Danger

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The second most popular cause of home fires, beyond cooking, is from heating equipment. As the weather cools and winter rolls through December, January, and February, the number of incidents caused by portable heaters, fireplaces, chimneys, and wood stoves.

There are many reasons for fires breaking out because of this equipment, but it is usually a result of people not always being able to monitor it and stay in the room with the heating element for periods at a time.

From statistics, according to the National Fire Protection Association:
  • In 2003, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 53,200 reported U.S. home structure fires, with associated losses of 260 civilian deaths, 1,260 civilian injuries, and $494 million in direct property damage.

  • In 2003 heating equipment fires accounted for 14% of all reported home fires (second behind cooking) and 8% of home fire deaths.

  • Space heaters, excluding fireplaces, chimneys, and chimney connectors, were involved in 26% of the home heating fires but 73% of the deaths.

  • Excluding small confined fires, heating equipment too close to things that can burn, such as upholstered furniture, clothing, mattress, or bedding, is by far the leading factor contributing to home heating fires (28%) and home heating fire deaths (50%).

  • Chimneys and chimney connectors accounted for the largest share (40%) of home heating fire incidents. Failure to clean accounted for over half (59%) of the confined chimney and chimney connector fires.
And the number one way to prevent injury and death from fires caused by heating equipment - fire sprinklers. Either a residential or commercial application of fire sprinkling systems can reduce or, in most cases, eliminate the possibility for a heating fire to spread rapidly.

To find quality, professional fire sprinkler installers in your area - look no further than ConstructionDeal.com. We'll match you with several fire sprinkler companies, usually in less than 48 hours, and you'll be able to make sure your property and your family are well protected

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