In mid-July, an attic fire in a El Cajon home caused an estimated $75,000 in damages. Thankfully, none of the inhabitants were injured.
After smelling smoke, one of the residents of the single-story home called 911 just after noon and was then able to make it out safely.
The damage was limited to the attic and a room addition.
DANGER FROM ABOVE
According to data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), an estimated 10,000 residential fires in attics were reported annually from 2006-2008. The fires directly led to 30 deaths, 125 injuries and $477 million in property damage.
Because they take a bit longer to detect, attic fires can become larger in size, resulting in even more damage.
The fires are fed by a host of fuel sources, like exposed electrical wiring, storage items and open wood support beams.
WAYS TO PREVENT AN ATTIC FIRE IN YOUR HOME
There are a host of ways to proactively prevent an attic fire from developing in your home. In fact, some firefighters strongly encourage you to hire professionals to:
IF THERE’S A FIRE IN YOUR HOME, CALL 911 FIRST, THEN CALL J&M KEYSTONE, INC. FOR THE CLEANUP
No two fires are alike, and the smoke damage that comes with them is also unique. If tragedy strikes your home in the form of a fire, the professionals here at J&M Keystone, Inc. should be the first calls you make when it comes time for restoration.
Call us 24/7 at 800-368-2757.
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