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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

What Are the Top Causes of Fire Damage in Aitkin?

10/17/2022 (Permalink)

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that more home fires and fire casualties result from five sources: cooking, heating, electrical distribution, lighting equipment, intentional fire setting, and smoking materials. Our teams in Aitkin, Carlton, and West St. Louis Counties have been restoring fire damage for Aitkin residents for years. Here are some more statistics from the NFPA related to fire damage:

  • More than one-quarter (26 percent) of reported fires in 2015-2019 occurred in homes. Even worse, three-quarters (75 percent) of civilian fire deaths and almost three-quarters (72 percent) of all reported injuries were caused by home fires.
  • During these five years, United States fire departments responded to an estimated average of 346,800 home structure fires per year. These fires caused an annual average of 2,620 civilian deaths, 11,070 civilian fire injuries, and $7.3 billion in direct property damage.
  • Over the five years of 2015–2019, cooking was the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries, while smoking was the leading cause of home fire deaths.

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