ABSTRACT

Heating Fires in Residential Buildings [2006]   [open pdf - 3MB]

"Between 2002 and 2004, an annual average of 49,100 heating fires occurred in residential buildings and were responsible for an estimated 125 civilian fire deaths, 575 injuries, and $232 million in property loss. The term heating fires applies to those fires that are caused by functioning or malfunctioning central heating units, fixed or portable local heating units, fireplaces, heating stoves, chimneys, and water heaters. This topical report examines the causes and characteristics of heating fires that occur in residential buildings."

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Date:
2006-11
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
Source:
Topical Fire Report Series (November 2006), v.6 no.3
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