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What to do if you’re in a burning building 

A house or apartment fire is exceedingly dangerous, perhaps more so because the people who find themselves trapped by the fire have never been through any similar situation before. They have no experience and need to react properly the first time to get out and stay...

What are the different types of burn injuries?

If you've ever had the misfortune of suffering a minor burn while cooking, building a campfire or after coming in contact with certain chemicals, then you know that they can hurt. What you may not realize is that not all burns are superficial. Individuals who suffer...

How often do residential fires actually occur?

Residential property fires cause millions of dollars in property damage a year. They can destroy single-family homes and multiple-family rental properties. They destroy or severely damage valuable possessions in a property that catches fire. They can also cause injury...

Building fire leaves teen fighting for her life

A terrifying scenario that many Texas parents may hope they never experience is what they would do if their home caught fire in the middle of the night. Even a well-rehearsed escape plan may be ineffective since it is impossible to predict how building fires may...

Building fires spread faster than people imagine

If you’ve ever tried to start a campfire and had trouble getting it going, you may feel like a fire is a slow-moving event, something that struggles to spread and sustain itself. If there is a fire in your home or apartment, you assume you’ll be able to see it in time...

Apartment fires have many causes

Living in an apartment has its benefits. Renters have fewer responsibilities for lawn care, building upkeep and overall expenses. They may have close neighbors to befriend and a sense of community. However, they also have dangers that those who live in single-family...