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5 common causes of electrical fires - Firefighter
Updated Oct. 17, 2016. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, in 2014, electrical fires accounted for 6.3 percent, nearly 24,000 fires, of all residential fires, 11 percent of the fires where someone died and 7 percent of the fires where someone was injured.. The months with the most electrical fires are December and January due to increased use of heating appliances and lights.

NFPA report - Electrical Fires
Electrical Fires Every year, electrical fires in homes and other properties cause a substantial number of civilian deaths and injuries and significant property damage in the United States. Electrical fires, broadly defined, are fires involving some type of electrical failure or malfunction.

Electrical Fire Safety & Prevention Tips | The Hartford
Electrical fires are among the most dangerous forms of combustion due to how quickly they can spread and grow out of control. By following the information above, you can help reduce the chances of an electrical fire occurring in your home.

Electrical fire safety outreach materials
The U.S. Fire Administration recommends the following organizations as trusted and reliable sources for free outreach materials you can use to help increase awareness about home electrical fires in your community.

5 common causes of electrical fires - firerescue1.com
Most electrical fires start in the bedroom, but the highest number of fatalities occur with fires located in the living room, family room and den. Related article. The 4 most common types of fire.

Common causes of electrical fires and the best preventive ...
Common causes of electrical fires and the best preventive measures. Author: Jason Snowhill (Jason Snowhill G+) According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), during 2011, 364,500 fires were reported which caused 2,450 deaths, 13,900 injuries, and more than $6 billion in property damages.

3 Ways to Prevent Electrical Fires - wikiHow
To prevent electrical fires, make sure all of the electrical outlets in your home are fitted and tight to the wall. Also, use surge protectors that have overload protection for outlets with a lot of plugs, and only plug up to 3 cords at a time into a surge protector.

Electrical Fire Safety | Prevent Electrical Fires In Your Home
An arc fault—which occurs when electrical current veers off its intended path, often through a breach in wiring—is a leading cause of electrical fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

3 Ways to Extinguish a Fire at the Initial Stages - wikiHow
How to Extinguish a Fire at the Initial Stages. In this Article: Article Summary Extinguishing Electrical Fires Extinguishing Liquid/Oil Fires Extinguishing Organic Fires Community Q&A When a fire first ignites, it may be small enough that you can extinguish it with a fire blanket or a fire extinguisher on hand.

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