If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (323) 667-3100

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Causes of House Fires.

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

Every year approximately 0.03 % of individual homes bur down in the US, causing an estimated $7 billion in damages. These fires have many differing sources that can be prevented with proper attention and care. Here are the most common causes of house fires in the US. 

  1. Cooking (46%)
  2. Heating (13%)
  3. Electrical Malfunction (7%)
  4.  Carelessness (7%)
  5. Open Flame (5%)
  6. Arson (4%)
  7. Equipment Malfunction (4%)
  8. Other Heat (4%)
  9. Appliances (2%)
  10. Smoking (2%)
  11. Exposure (2%)
  12. Natural (2%)

As you can see nearly a majority of the reasons house fires happen with human error whether it be cooking, smoking, or arson, these are issues that can be prevented with proper care and mindfulness. We here at SERVPRO of Hollywood Hills and Los Feliz are always happy to serve in case of a fire, any time, any size. 

Other News

View Recent Posts