Posted on 20/02/2018 in Furniture & Textiles Fire Safety News 32 2018
Upholstered furniture fires kill

Fire reports in the US NFPA Journal note two recent cases of fatal home fires where implication of upholstered furniture has been identified by fire fighters. In New York, a laptop battery placed on a couch had heated and ignited the couch.

The resident of the house died of inhalation and smoke. In South Carolina a house fire in which the resident died of inhalation and smoke was identified by fire fighters to have been caused by a cigarette igniting a couch. The fire had not spread beyond the couch, which was still smouldering when firefighters arrived.

US National Fire Protection Association “Firewatch”, NFPA Journal Nov-Dec. 2017


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