Common and not-so-common accidental fire causes

DeMars, Denise
November 2009
Minnesota Fire Chief;Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p13
The article focuses on the common causes of accidental fires and offers some tips on what to look for to determine the causes. Cooking, heating devices and open flames are identified as causes of fire. The article explains how to conduct an interview with owners or occupants. Also cited are other causes such as the trash, ignitable liquids, and careless use of cigarettes. Common kinds of actions that can produce spontaneous combustion are discussed along with how to handle fire involving electricity.


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