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Surprisingly Simple Ways Devastating House Fires Start

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

Image of smoke coming out of a house on fire. A house fire can start in surprising ways.

Your home is in constant danger from fire. A home fire can start in some of the most surprising ways. You should know all of the things that can cause this devastating problem and how to find a remediation company to clean up the damage.

Surprising Ways a Home Fire Can Start

Traditional Causes

There are some traditional causes that everyone worries about when they own or rent a home. These are:

  • Candle fires
  • Children or adults playing with fire
  • Electrical fires
  • Fireplace accidents


Each of these fire causes is easy to recognize, and people are taught how to avoid them. Unfortunately, some not so common fire starters exist.

Hot Work Fires

You might not have ever heard the term hot work fire. A hot work fire is a workplace or home fire that starts when someone is working with a tool or machine that uses heat or fire to do its job. This includes items like welders, soldering irons, clothes irons and other hot instruments.

Heating Fires

Heating fires are more common than others on this list, but many people don't know what exactly causes them. Heaters are supposed to be safe, but it can be said that they are as safe as anything that causes intense heat. Heating fires can start with a heater becoming too hot or when something flammable falls on a heating element.

Christmas Tree Fires

Christmas tree fires are usually caused by one of two things, electrical failure and something hot placed near a Christmas tree. This is especially prevalent when the tree is real, old and dry.

Firework Fires

These days just about everyone understands that fireworks can be dangerous to people. What they might not realize is that they are also dangerous to your home and vehicles. When a firework explodes, it can release burning pieces that fall to the ground, onto a roof or other structure. When conditions are dry, these pieces can ignite whatever they fall on causing a vehicle or home fire.

If you have a fire in Roanoke Rapids, NC, it is not the end of the world. There are fire cleaning companies that can help get you back on your feet as quickly as possible.

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