The Causes of House Fires

A house can easily catch fire from the misuse of appliances and heating equipment to smoking in bedrooms. In Australia’s hot summer months, temperatures can soar past 40⁰C and teamed with a dry climate, conditions are ideal for fires to break out.

However, you can take measures to avoid a fire at home and ensure the safety of your family. Below are some of the most common causes of house fires, and some tips to take precautions.

  • Cooking equipment
  • Heating
  • Smoking in bedrooms
  • Electrical equipment
  • Candles
  • Curious children
  • Faulty wiring
  • Barbeques
  • Flammable liquids
  • Lighting