Thursday, March 22, 2018

Paying the price (Up In Smoke edition)

Sources:  Toasted, price

Reported in Fire causes $250K in damage to Far East Side Madison house.  (, 3/21/2018)

Of course, I'm just assuming a lighted cigarette is the cause of the fire.

Related reading:
Public education:  Smoking.  (National Fire Protection Association)
Smoking materials, including cigarettes, pipes, and cigars, started an estimated 17,200 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments in 2014.  [An average of 47 fires per day.]  These fires caused 570 deaths, 1,140 injuries and $426 million in direct property damage. Smoking materials caused 5% of reported home fires, 21% of home fire deaths, 10% of home fire injuries, and 6% of the direct property damage from home fires.*

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