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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Manufactured home fires
Manufactured home fires are among the deadliest home fires, causing a disproportionate number of fire-related deaths and prompting the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office to remind consumers that fire safety should be a priority in all homes, especially during the high-risk winter months. Manufactured homes are not the same as modular or prefabricated homes, which are installed on a foundation. Currently, Tennessee has more than 260,000 manufactured homes. According to the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System, fire departments responded to 1,857 fires in manufactured homes from 2012-2016. Those fires killed 79 civilians, injured 76 civilians and 18 firefighters, and caused nearly $30 million in direct property damage. State data indicates that 16 percent of Tennessee fire deaths happen in manufactured homes, even though this type of structure only makes up nine percent of Tennessee housing stock. “Fires move quicker in smaller spaces, leaving occupants with less time to escape. This is why it is crucial to have working smoke alarms installed in all homes,” said State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak. “Be prepared and have a plan of escape. And make sure you have working smoke alarms in your home.” A fire in a home located in a rural area has a greater chance of becoming a “total loss fire” because of the increased amount of time needed for firefighters to reach the home. Lack of working smoke alarms is also a factor in fatal manufactured home fires.


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