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Most fires in the home can be prevented with a few simple precautions.
Follow the advice below to reduce the risk of fire in your home and always check for fire hazards before going to bed.
For more information on fire safety, contact your local fire and rescue service.
Over 50% of fires in the home are caused by cooking accidents. Stay safe in the kitchen with these simple safety measures.
Fires can be caused by faulty electrics or electrical equipment not being used safely.
Candles and cigarettes bring fire into the home and must be treated with care. Someone dies every three days from a fire caused by a cigarette, while candles start three fires every day.
You are more than twice as likely to die in a fire if your home doesn't have any working smoke alarms. Protect your home and its occupants with smoke alarms that comply with British Standard BS EN 14604:2005 'Smoke alarm devices', and carry the British Standard Institution (BSI) Kitemark.
A smoke alarm can give you a vital early warning of a fire, but would you know what to do if you were woken by one in the middle of the night?
AA Buildings Insurance covers your home against damage caused by fire.
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