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Common Ways Fires Can Start in a Home

There are many factors that can lead to a devastating fire within the home. Appliances, grills, simple mistakes, and faulty electrical wiring are commonly attributed to being the cause of many house fires. However, there are many ways a fire can ignite in your home. Here are some of the reasons most house fires across the world start.

Smoking in the Home

Smoking cigars or cigarettes inside your home is never a great idea, but it is especially not a good idea to smoke in a room like a bedroom or the living room. The vast amount of material such as wooden furniture, curtains, and blankets in these rooms pose a serious threat to the home when a cigarette is lit inside. 


Leaving a candle lit in a room that is unattended can be very dangerous. The typical rule is to blow all candles out before you leave your home, but small candles in the bathroom and bedroom are often forgotten about and can cause a house to burst into flames. You should make it a habit to blow candles out when leaving the room you’re in as opposed to when you are leaving the house. 


Having a nice backyard barbecue is a great way to spend time with your friends and family. However, you should always be extremely careful with your grill and make sure the grill is far enough away from your home. Ensure your grill is always attended if it is lit. A grass or patio fire can start with just a spark, and a house fire can ignite within seconds of a backyard fire lighting.

Kitchen appliances

Hot stovetop eyes being left on poses a serious fire risk. Also, leaving boiling liquids or sizzling food in pots and pans on the stove unattended can cause a kitchen fire to break out in the blink of an eye. Always keep a close eye on anything you have cooking at high temperatures in the kitchen.

Simply being more cautious and careful can help prevent a house fire. Perform yearly inspections or have a professional inspect your home for any appliance or electrical wiring that could pose a threat. If your home undergoes fire damage, contact Rocky Top Restoration for quality inspections and repairs. Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer.