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Chimney House Fire Facts (2008-2010)
- 21% of Chimney Fires occur in January 21% 21%
- 30% of Chimney Fires occur from 6:00pm-8:00pm 30% 30%
- Chimney Fires accounted for 87% of residential heating fires 87% 87%
In 2005, there were 24,500 residential fires in the United States originating in chimneys, fireplaces and solid fuel appliances, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. These fires resulted in 20 deaths and $126.1 million in property damage
Heating fires account for 87% of residential home fires in rural areas every year. Often these fires are due to creosote buildup in chimneys and stovepipes. All home heating systems require regular maintenance to function safely and efficiently. Book your cleaning and inspection now.