Structure Fire Statistics
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers the following eye-opening statistics on structure fires: more than one-quarter (27%) of reported fires occurred in homes within the last year. Even worse, 79% of fire related deaths were caused by home fires. On average, US fire departments respond to an estimated average of 354,400 home structure fires per year resulting in $6.9 billion in direct property damage. Most home fires and fire casualties result from five causes: cooking, heating, electrical distribution and lighting equipment, intentional fire setting, and smoking materials. Per our last fire blog post, cooking equipment is the leading cause of residential fires.
If the unthinkable happens and a fire strikes your home or business, give the experts at SERVPRO of Hannibal a call. We will help make it “Like it never even happened.”