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Fire Safety MIMEHOUSE AND BUILDING FIRES.
A fire can engulf a structure in a matter of minutes. Understanding the basic characteristics of fire and learning the proper safety practices can be the key to surviving a house or building fire.

Households can expect to average a home fire every 15 years or five fires in an average lifetime. Your household has a one in four chance of having a home fire large enough to be reported to a fire department during an average lifetime. Someone in your household also has a one in ten chance of suffering a fire injury in a home fire.

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Many families gather in the kitchen to spend time together, but it can be one of the most hazardous rooms in the house, if you don't practice safe cooking behaviors. Cooking equipment, most often a range or stove top, is the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Cooking equipment is also the leading cause of unreported fires and associated injuries.