Common Causes of Fire

Recognizing the Dangers

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) lists the following items / activities as the primary causes of fires:

  • Candles
  • Cooking
  • Dryers and washing machines
  • Electrical systems
  • Heating elements
  • Portable generators
  • Smoking

Protect Yourself

Visit the NFPA's website to learn how to protect yourself and your family from these and other causes of fires. For additional information, contact the Minden Volunteer Fire Department at (308) 832-1820.