Long Beach fire department officials believe that a May 30 apartment fire that left one man dead started in the man’s bedroom. According to statistics, about 80% of civilian home fire deaths are caused by fires that begin in the bedroom.
In this issue, we’ll talk about how you can prevent fires from igniting in your bedroom.
WHY DO SO MANY HOME FIRES BEGIN IN THE BEDROOM?
One word: fuel. As we’ve said before, fires need fuel to burn, and there’s plenty of fuel in the average American bedroom. Consider that between 2005-2009, a mattress or bedding was the first item to be ignited in the nearly 10,260 reported home structure fires.
Drilling through the numbers further, we see that many home fires that begin in the bedroom are caused by misuse or poor maintenance of electrical devices, including the overloading of extension cords and placing portable space heaters too close to flammable materials.
HOW CAN I REDUCE THE CHANCES OF A FIRE STARTING IN MY BEDROOM?
There are a host of things you can do to stop fires in the bedroom before they even start, including:
CALL J&M KEYSTONE, INC. IF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS IS DAMAGED BY FIRE
Home fires, like the one described at the beginning of this article, are all too common and can easily have deadly consequences.
If your home or business is damaged by fire, remember to call the restoration professionals here at J&M Keystone, Inc. We’re available around the clock, and our number is 800-368-2757.
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