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Interesting Facts About House Fires

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

While the bulk of our calls are in regards to clients that have water damage, don’t forget that SERVPRO® of South Madison County serves those that have been impacted by fire damage as well.

We came across some interesting facts about house fires and thought we would share. All of the facts below are courtesy of http://www.plantation.org/psd/Fire/text/fire-dept/lsf/fire-escape.html.

  1. Every day in the United States, 1,500 homes burn.

  2. Each year, 6,500 people die and 280,000 are injured in home fires.

  3. Home fire fatalities account for approximately 78% of all deaths by fire.

  4. Smoke is a killer. 8 out of 10 fire fatalities are due to smoke inhalation.

  5. During the lifetime of average household, chances are 2 to 1 that there will be an accidental fire.

While we never want to experience the devastation of a house fire, know that if you are in need SERVPRO® of South Madison County is here 24/7 365. Call us at 256-533-5335.

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