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What is the average chance of a house fire?
The odds of your house burning down are pretty small. It happens to just .08 percent of U.S. citizens.
- Randy Watson, CLU, BCE
August 22nd, 2009
- Randy Watson, CLU, BCE
August 22nd, 2009
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The average age of a fire chief is around 36-40. The age depends on how long they have been with the force and what the requirements are in their city, county or state.
In general yes. Even a water leak can cause an electrical short circuit that can ignite a fire and a gas leak is certainly dangerous.
Any electronic device that is required to plug in whether for charging or use, brings you the hazard of over-heating and possibly a fire. All you need to do is make sure you… don't leave it on before going to sleep, play for a long period of time without a fan on or window open with circulation to release the warm air.
Soon I was at the place. Already a large crowd of people had gathered near a big building which was on fire. Flames were rising high. People were running about confused. The c…ries of children got mixed with the shrieks of women. It was really a heart-rending scene. Soon the news spread. Some boy scouts arrived at the scene. They at once set to work. They brought pails of water from the tap nearby and threw it on the flames. Some of them brought bags of sand. I, too joined in the work. Someone rang the fire brigade. Soon it came down the street, making a loud noise. The sound of its bell ringing late at night served as an alarm to the people of the locality. They all rushed to the place. Many came there to serve the terror stricken inmates of the house. The brass-helmeted men of the fire brigade at once started their work. They took out their hose pipes and directed water towards the flames. It was after an. hour's hard labour that the fire began to die out: At last it was extinguished. The building now presented a ghastly appearance. It was all charred and in ruins. The valuable furniture and costly items of the house lay scattered on the road. The scouts formed a cordon round the things and did not let anyone come near them. The owner of the house was all but a ruined man. He looked very sad. His wife, an old lady, was weeping bitterly. The children, too, were terror stricken. They hardly knew what calamity had overtaken the family. The fire brigade went back. The crowd also melted away. Soon the place was as deserted as before. No one knew the cause of the fire. It was rumoured that it was all the result of smoking. It was estimated that property worth one lakh had been destroyed in the fire. Luckily there was no loss of life. I, too, went back home. It was past midnight. I was tired out but happy that I had been of some help.
\naverage house fire is 1100 degrees for 27 min
there are usually 10 or fifteen.
55% of the guys get the girls they ask out. Of course if it is one of the "popular" types then the chances are about 5% unless you are a jock.
He returnes a book to beatty then he sits down and plays card with the otheres then they all responed to an alarm call.
around 1000 degrees Celsius
If the electricity flow through the fuse becomes too large the fuse will "blow" when this happens the metal strip that completes the circuit is gone, not allowing electricity …to pass through
A person gets a second chance at life if he manages to escape the fire.
One in ten
Many house fires are caused by cooking accidents in the kitchen. Frying on a stove is dangerous and unattended cooking fires account for almost half of ALL interior house fire…s! Other common sources of house fires include: chimney fires, improperly installed or maintained heating equipmentelectric heater or wood stove too close to combustibles smoking materials falling on combustiblesimproper disposal of wood-stove or fireplace ashesworn or overloaded electrical cords or power stripshot light fixtures too close to combustibles (e.g., halogen lamps) children playing with fire (including candles, matches, lighters)fires spreading from an outside fire (rubbish, woods, vehicles)
The average house fire can reach temperatures of over 1,000 degrees. Forest fires average temperatures of about 800 degrees Fahrenheit.
It would depend on how hot the fire gets. If the fire burns really hot then the clay can actually melt and slump. I've seen wood firings where several pots were fired too hot …and melted to the kiln shelf. It also depends on what kind of ceramic material is being burned. Stoneware can stand up to much higher temperatures than earthenware clay. But, I would say that if the whole house was left to burn with no interference then ceramic would not survive the fire no matter what type of ceramic it is.