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Common Factors Relating to Fires

  • Missing or disabled smoke detectors.

  • Impaired judgment from alcohol consumption.

  • Careless disposal of smoking materials.

  • Upholstered furniture fires on decks and porches.

  • Unattended cooking is the leading cause of residential fires.

  • FIRE FATALITIES were attributed to disabled smoke alarms, lack of sprinklers, electrical issues, careless disposal of trash, alcohol consumption and impaired judgement.