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Home Fire Caused By Car

Jan 15, 2015 By Strongrich & Associates, Inc.

There are many different situations that can start a home fire, whether it is an appliance being left on or faulty electrical wiring. One of the last things on a homeowner’s mind is probably their vehicle starting a fire to their home, but that is exactly what happened to a family in Florida. With so many automobile recalls out right now, many are getting overlooked by busy vehicle owners.

The fire started from a 2001 vehicle that was parked in the family’s garage. It is said that a malfunctioning piece in the engine caused the fire to start, even though the vehicle was not turned on. The investigation is still in progress.

It is important for homeowners to look at all aspects of fire safety within their homes. There are many discrete items that can cause a fire to start. Following some basic tips and being aware of your surroundings should help to make your home less susceptible to fires.

  •     Don’t overload your wiring
  •    Clean up accumulated junk
  •    Maintain your furnace
  •    Clean your lint traps
  •     Unplug small appliances when not in use
  •     Only burn candles for a short period and while in the room