The Most Common Causes of House Fires

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Smoke. Heat. There’s something amiss, the type of thing that sends fire alarm systems into high alert. You freeze for a second, every emotion overtaken by disbelief. It’s something you never thought could happen: a house fire.

But as unthinkable as they might be, house fires happen every 86 seconds in the United States, according to the National Fire Prevention Association.

And while house fires can be alleviated by installing things like fire alarm systems, there are ways to prevent fires, especially when you know the most common causes.

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