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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Kids Playing With Fire in Centre City?

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

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Our Centre City Uptown team has been restoring fire damage in the Centre City area of San Diego for many years. According to a report published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), United States fire departments responded to 30,460 fires each year caused by children playing with fire between 2014 and 2018. Here are some more NFPA statistics:

Ages of children who started fires by playing with fire:

  • Most fires caused by playing with fire are started by children, many under the age of ten
  • Adults (18 years and older) were responsible for just 1 percent of the home structure fires caused by playing with fire
  • Fires that were started by children five years old or younger accounted for a disproportionate share of the deaths, although the fire setters were not necessarily the victims in these fires

Home structure fires caused by playing with fire by month:

  • Fires caused by playing with fire were highest during the school vacation months of June, July, and August, as well as in March
  • Although one-quarter of the home fires caused by playing with fire occurred in the cold weather months of January, February, and March, these fires accounted for half of the civilian deaths

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