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Everything You Need To Know About Fire Safety
Everyday, somewhere in our country, somebody's home catches fire. Fires in American homes claim more than 4000 lives every year. It could happen in YOUR home, to YOU and YOUR family.
A serious home fire is a deadly combination of heat, blinding smoke, and toxic gases. Gases produced by fire can kill sleeping victims long before flames reach them. Fire can produce temperatures over 1000oF (537oC) in just minutes! And as temperatures rise, flashover can ignite an entire room virtually instantaneously.
You should try to eliminate fire hazards from your home. The best time to stop a fire, after all, is before it starts. By following our Fire Safety Links, you will find information that will help you in eliminating hazards, and improving your chances in the event a fire does occur in your home.
HOW FIRES START
Fire is a chemical reaction involving rapid oxidation or burning of a fuel. It needs three elements to occur:
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