Fire can start almost anywhere in our home, but these are some areas that are more likely to catch fire that others:
Half of all house fires start in the kitchen due to appliances that utilize heat/electricity, cooking-related accidents (example: unattended oven/stovetop), or fabric and material (example: dishcloth) that’s too close to heat. Dirty oven/stovetop that has a lot of baked-on grease and residue also pose a safety hazard as it is easy to cause grease fire.
Every year, there are thousands of garage fires in Australia alone.
Did you know that we are not supposed to put smoke alarms in our garage, as they can malfunction due to temperature and dust?
Lint, fiber, and dust build-up in dryers is one of the leading cause of fires in laundry rooms.
Most home fire deaths occur between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM when people are sleeping.
1 out of 4 home fire deaths are caused by bedroom fires, and more than 2 out of 3 children don’t wake up to the sound of smoke alarms.
There are many potential fire hazards in bedrooms. Bedding, curtains, plush items, mattresses, etc. It is also common for people today to have electronics such as televisions, mobile phones, video games, laptops and tablets kept plugged in or left charged in their bedrooms, which can cause a residential fire.
ROOF SPACE OR BASEMENT
One of the most dangerous fires we can have is a roof space or basement fire. There are a lot of stuff that could start a fire, such as:
- Lightning strikes
- Ceiling fans
- Bathroom fans
- Wall sockets
- Light switches
- All wires in our walls, ceilings and subfloors
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