Examples of Thanksgiving Day Fires

Part 5 of Thanksgiving Day Fires in the United States. The following are recent examples of Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings reported by the media: Thanksgiving Day 2009: An early morning chimney fire destroyed a home in Magnolia, TX, when a small fire was left burning in the fireplace after the occupants went to […]

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Thanksgiving Day Fire Alert and Suppression Systems

Part 4 of Thanksgiving Day Fires in the United States. Technologies to detect and extinguish fires have been a major contributor to the drop in fire fatalities and injuries over the past 30 years. Smoke alarms are now present in the majority of residential buildings. In addition, the use of residential sprinklers is widely supported […]

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Time, Causes and Extent of Thanksgiving Day Fires

Part 3 of Thanksgiving Day Fires in the United States. When Thanksgiving Day Fires in Residential Buildings Occur As shown in Figure 1, Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings occur most frequently in the afternoon hours from 12 to 4 p.m., peaking from noon to 1 p.m., when many are expected to be preparing Thanksgiving […]

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Types of Thanksgiving Day Fires

Part 2 of Thanksgiving Day Fires in the United States. Building fires are divided into two classes of severity in NFIRS: “confined fires,” which are those fires confined to certain types of equipment or objects, and “nonconfined fires,” which are not. Confined building fires are small fire incidents that are limited in extent, staying within […]

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Summary: Thanksgiving Day Fires in the United States

Part 1 of Thanksgiving Day Fires in the United States. In the years 2006 to 2008, an estimated 4,300 Thanksgiving Day fires occurred annually in the United States, causing 10 deaths, 50 injuries, and $30 million in property loss. Of these Thanksgiving Day fires, an estimated 2,000 fires occurred in residential buildings resulting in an […]

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