What’s the risk in August?
2007-2016 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (injuries and fatalities are for civilians only):
- 8% of annual loss fires occur in August
- Average of 35 injuries
- Average of 5 fatalities
Top ignition sources include cigarettes, cooking equipment, and electrical distribution equipment.
Primary fire safety concerns for August include barbecues, cottage fires, smoking, and electrical fires.
Summer Fire Safety Tips: