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Anchorage Fire Department
Wednesday October 26th, 2016 :: 09:13 p.m. AKDT

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Home Heating and Chimney Fire Prevention

As October is Fire Prevention Month, it is a good reminder to have fireplaces and chimneys inspected on an annual basis by a qualified professional to prevent fires and carbon monoxide intrusion.

According to the United States Fire Administration, from 2010-2012 an average of 45,200 home heating fires occurred in the United States each year. These fires caused an annual average of approximately 155 deaths, 625 injuries and $351 million in property loss.

Home heating was the second leading cause of residential fires after cooking fires, and confined fires — those fires confined to chimneys, flues or fuel burners — accounted for 84 percent of all home heating fires.

For further information on this topic and AFD’s Fire Prevention Month, see the attached documents and following websites:

Chimney Safety Institute of America - The Facts About Chimney Fires: http://www.csia.org/homeowner-resources/the_facts_about_chimney_fires.aspx

AFD Fire Prevention Month: http://www.muni.org/Departments/Fire/Prevention/Pages/firepreventionmonth.aspx
 

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Anchorage Fire Department
100 E 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

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Non-emergencies: 907-227-9473