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Extinguishing Household Fires

In the United States, fire departments can respond to nearly 360,000 house fires annually; this can resulting distraction, injuries, and deaths.

There has been an estimate by the National Fire Protection Association of numbered deaths at approximately 2,500, and the value of almost $7 billion in damages.

These are overwhelming statistics, indeed. However, you can gain peace of mind via protection of your home against any fires.

Extinguishing household fires or smothering them in its early stage is the most effective way to make certain it does not become life-threatening or full blown.

Based on the kind of materials, however, which are being burnt along with the severity and intensity of the fire can determine the most effective methods for extinguishing the fire.

Every year, in the United States, there are tens of thousands of household fires. These can result in property damage worth millions of dollars, severe injury, and hundreds of fatalities.

A home fire, many times, is due to carelessness or an accident.


In regards to a household fire, the most typical causes are the following: carelessness in the use of candles; inattentiveness during cooking, or placing flammable items carelessly around the stove; accidents involving gasoline, solvents, and propane gas; bad judgment or lack of care while using drugs or intoxicated; loose electrical connections; an overload of electrical circuits in the house to trip breakers or blow fuses;Carelessness or miss use around barbecue grills; maintaining improperly heating equipment; placement of flammable materials including curtains, draperies, and furniture too close to heating devices; maintaining improperly flammable liquids, such as fuel, cleaning agents, adhesives, solvents, paints, thinners, and other flammable materials; a malfunction of electronic devices, components, and electrical equipment; on the carpeting, tape, or rugs, placing electrical extension cords; especially in wet bathrooms, kitchens, or the outdoors, short circuits; an improper use of extension cords, frayed cords, and outlets; children playing with fire with the use of matches or lighters; and careless smoking by not extinguishing properly materials of smoking, or while falling asleep, smoking in bed.

Rules Related to Household Fires

With general rules related to household fires, it is crucial to understand that they can take place outside and indoors.

When a fire spreads to various rooms, other spaces, or other structures, or an emission of smoke has reached head height already, it is crucial that every occupant becomes alerted to evacuate the premises promptly.

There is not one physical material that is worth fighting a fire for under any circumstance because we should consider personal safety first.

Just about anywhere a fire can happen; thus, it is imperative to determine what caused the fire, which can result in sustaining an injury.

In extinguishing household fires, burns can be some of the most excruciating injuries due to the surface of the skin, which contains nerves in a high density.

Advanced stage burns, unfortunately, can result in an individual experiencing additional pain with necessary treatment that may require surgery due to skin grafts.


In situations in which a burn can cause scarring cosmetic surgery, namely after extinguishing household fires, may be required to diminish the appearance.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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