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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It is very dependent on the type and severity of the collision. However the odds are fairly low as most/all cars made in the last couple decades have had devices that shut off the fuel pump in a collision to reduce the chances of gasoline spills.
The average house fire can reach temperatures of over 1,000degrees. Forest fires average temperatures of about 800 degreesFahrenheit.
The average house fire burns at a temperature of 1,100 degreesfahrenheit. The temperature may vary if the fire is started byarson.
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 cries of children got mixed with the shrieks of women. It was really a heart-rending scene. Soon the news spread. Some boy sco…uts 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. (MORE)
From the early railroad era. When the train came into a town/station, the engineer would have several things to do before the engin was ready to continue. While he accomplished these tasks, his fireman would often go into town to visit the ladies or whatever....The fireman always took a lantern from… the train (red) and placed it outside the establishment...When the engin/engineer was ready to pull out, and his fireman was not back, he always knew where he could be found...Just look for the red lantern....often these areas where the railroad fireman frequented were refered to as "the red light district"...from the lantern (MORE)
A normal flame of a candle is 1128.31oc but it is depending on what type of fire.
get out of the house as fast as you can and then go to your neighbors house and ask to call 911 on there phone if your not good friends with them don't go into there house if you alone and call your parent AFTER you call 911.
It was attacked by the British during the war of 1812.In 1814,the British Army set it on fire. In 1929,the west wing had a fire.Herbert Hoover was the President.
Evacuate and then call the local emergency number. Also, don't be online if your house is on fire.
Well, the first firefighters were Romans, so amusingly in Roman times. If you mean a modern one, please specify your question.
The chances of a house fire vary from household to household. Itdepends on living conditions, environmental conditions, andawareness.
it depends on how tall your house is. if you have a two story house and it is surrounded by one story houses you might want to watch out but really you shouldn't be concerned about it. ------- You can never be to sure about this. Now if your house is struck by lightning, make sure you call 9…11, and DO NOT. I repeat DO NOT turn on anything. Make sure you get out of the house as anything can catch fire. The lightning is very much able to ruin you electricity in the house, and you'll end up with a lot of surprises... Such as: . Fridges/Freezers dying . The lingering scent of burnt electronics more than likely . Flickering lights (if your power even works) when you turn on appliances. ^^^ I got my answer from my brain as our house was just struck by lightning two days ago^^^ (MORE)
Those with the best chance of survival in a fire are those with a small measure of emergency preparedness. They know where extinguishers are should they elect to suppress a fire, and they know where exits are to get out in case a fire is large enough that they feel it is not something they can stop.… These people are wise enough to have done a little bit of planning and thinking before an emergency. That way they know what to do, and will get themselves (and perhaps others) out of a structure if they cannot respond to stop a fire from getting out of their control. (MORE)
Unlikely. Even government backed home loans require FICO scores in the high 500's or low 600's.
The average age of a fire chief is around 36-40. The age depends onhow long they have been with the force and what the requirementsare in their city, county or state.
British troops set much of Washington DC on fire as well as the White House in 1814 -slim
In ancient Rome, fire brigades were formed to fight fire and to enforce corporal punishment on those who flouted the fire codes. This was at least before 24 BCE. They used a bucket brigade of slaves as the fire fighting mechanism. Once the concept was thought of, it would have been natural to have… a central depot, or several depots spread city-wide, in which to store the emergency supplies. In more recent times, the Great Fire of London in 1666 drew focus on the need to have a trained and available fire fighting organization. Subsequent to this, Insurance Companies were formed to spread the risk amongst the insured. These companies naturally had an interest in the availability of fire fighting services. Some of today's insurance companies trace their ancestry to these events. Older forms of formal insurance date back at least to the Code of Hammurabi in 1750 BCE. (MORE)
STOP DROP AND ROLL! Let it burn down your house you can always by a new upgraded one!
It would depend on the location and crime rate. Check the local crime statistics for the area.
it spreads on the ground at sets anything in its way like houses. This isn't entirely true. Flames usually penetrate the walls from the inside out, coming out through windows or vents, making the flames reach other houses. If the houses are close enough, its will cause what is called a flash-over…. This is very dangerous, and is the main reason why fire fighters evacuate near-by houses or apartments. Winds may also carry flame from one house to another. (MORE)
If you have time, then grab a towel. Otherwise, run out of there as fast as you can. Be careful not to slip and fall.
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
The smoke/fire alarm will go off or you will see smoke. You could also see the fire.
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 muc…h 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. (MORE)
kitchen or in the laundry room if it is up stairs.. if you have a two storey home, put one up stairs and one down stairs.
If a car burn at a house fire, the car will burn too and maybe cause a explosion to happen!
He returnes a book to beatty then he sits down and plays card with the otheres then they all responed to an alarm call.
It usually means that you are nervous or scared. . In dreams, one's house usually symbolizes one's life, with various rooms representing specific areas of life: the bedroom and bathroom are intimate areas of life, the front porch is a public area, the kitchen and dining room might be social or nurt…uring areas. So when the house is on fire, the dreamer is being allerted to an urgent problem in one's personal life that needs immediate attention. (MORE)
Well, in Sonny with a secret, Sonny was fired because she was accused of stealing the Sicky Vicky character from a girl named Vicky Sickowitz. She was also fired because she was making the ratings go down. But in the end she was hired back. :)
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. (MORE)
Yes, it was ransacked and burned by the British in 1814. James Madison was president, and his wife, Dolley Madison, saved as many national treasures as she could from the building before it was burned, including the full length portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart
No... she quit. type in at google demi lovato quit sonny with a chance and you'll see. it even came out on the newspaper today... well 4-20-11
Diamond has the highest melting point of any natural mineral. A diamond will probably not be affected by a 'house fire', but its setting might show damage.
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.
Actually Fire isn't by Greyson. It is by a band or group he idols. Their name is Augustana
A person gets a second chance at life if he manages to escape the fire.
it was set on fire when Canada invaded sometime in the early 1900's or late 1800's
Naturally if left undisturbed not all that high. But this is one of those things that changes wildly based on other variables. Are there kids in the house, do you live in a "bad" part of town, do you live in a country experiencing war or riots, is the wiring in the house up to code, is the house in …an open field, is the house in an area known for wildfires, how much rain has there been in recent times, are any members of the house convicted arsonists, ok by now if you're still reading this you should get the idea. That being said, if this is secretly an insurance question. Yes you should get homeowners coverage that covers fire. (MORE)
There is almost no chance of a bird returning to your house. A dog might, if it likes the owner, but the dog can find its way back by scent. If a bird escapes, it is almost guaranteed never to be found (unless somebody finds it in the wild and recaptures it; you may want to get your bird banded or s…omething to identify yourself as the owner). Try putting up a notice of the missing bird, and if anyone has seen it in the area. (MORE)
Your chances of winning the average cash sweepstakes vary with the type of sweepstakes you enter and the number of people who enter the same sweepstakes as you.
He's a very busy guy I don't think that is possible but maybe but some ways u can meet him is go to a concert (:
It's extremely rare and a huge red flag indicator of potential insurance fraud to an insurance company.
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 fires! Other common sources of house fires include: . chimney fires, improperly installed or maintained heating equipment .… electric heater or wood stove too close to combustibles . smoking materials falling on combustibles . improper disposal of wood-stove or fireplace ashes . worn or overloaded electrical cords or power strips . hot 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) (MORE)
In the older days firehouses used horses, this was a way to keep the horses from going up the stairs in typically offices to keep themselves warm.
this really depends on the lender. Of course after the big mortgage bubble in '08-'09 the advent of subprime mortgage lending has sort of come and gone. Although some buyers may not truly be able to afford the home they're buying, on paper they are going to need to appear to be able to. Otherwise th…e investors of the loan wont really feel comfortable that the borrower will be able to fulfill the loan. All this to say; A bankruptcy is definitly a big ugly mark on your credit reports, however you can still get a loan. And, a bankruptcy will be dropped from your credit report after 7 years if my memory serves me correctly. Now, something you may consider after declaring bankruptcy is whats called manual underwriting. I have not researched all of the ins-and-outs of it, but I do know that more focus is given to things like your payment histories, income, etc. From what I understand, it is what you might consider a more personal underwriting process; they look more closely at all of the details of your situation and dont attempt to force you into some cookie-cutter, one-size fits all, approval process. There are of course many, many different factors that will affect your situation differently than someone elses, but I hope at least some of this information was useful. (MORE)
You can buy it anywhere, depending though on the reason for thefire you may pay a higher premium than before.
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.
In the past fire hoses were made of natural fiber and the most popular natural fiber used was cotton. Currently most fire hoses are made of synthetic fiber like polyester and nylon filament.
The best guess seems to be $50 per month to heat a house with coal but it is very hard to determine the cost for each fire. It is considered a cost effective heating fuel.
Any electrical device if used improperly can cause a house fire.This has happened a few times when people were popping corn using apaper bag, oil, and closed the bag with a metal core twist tie. Thetwist tie ignited the oil soaked paper bag, when the user panickedand opened the microwave door the bu…rning oil flared up and ignitedmaterials in the kitchen causing a house fire. (MORE)