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Deadly Home Fires Across U.S. Underscore Increased Risks During Winter Months

In response to the deadly home fires that have occurred in the past week, the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) is reminding the public about the increased risk of home fires during the winter months, along with simple but critical ways to prevent them and stay safe.

According to NFPA, heating equipment is the leading cause of U.S. home fires between December and January, while cooking equipment is the leading cause of home fires year-round. The third-leading cause of home fires is electrical equipment, with three in 10 electrical fires occurring between November and February....

 

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