Candles may be pretty to look at but they are a cause of home fires - and home fire deaths. Remember, a candle is an open flame, which means that it can easily igniteanything that can burn. Roughly one-third of home candle fires started in the bedroom.
More than half of all candle fires start when things that can burn are too close to the candle.
Stand by your pan!
How often has the doorbell rung or a child interrupted you while you were cooking, causing you to forget about the chicken you left sizzling on the stove - until smoke filled the house?
This is an all too often occurrence here in Tennessee and nationwide. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires according to the NFPA, and unattended cooking is the culprit in the majority of those incidents.
One of the primary causes of residential fire deaths and injuries for children under 10 is playing with a heat source, which includes lighters and matches. Between 2010 and
2014, 398 fires in which fire involving play with matches or lighters was a contributing factor were reported by Tennessee fire departments. Fires resulting from play with matches or lighters caused 3 civilian deaths, 18 civilian injuries, 2 firefighter injuries and $3,808,918 million in property damage in that time.
Manufactured homes are transportable structures that are fixed to a chassis and specifically designed to be towed to a residential site. They are not the same as modular or prefabricated homes, which are factory-built and then towed in sections to be installed at a permanent location. The federal government regulates the construction of manufactured housing.