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Every home faces exposure to an array of risks. The threat of a natural disaster is possible anywhere in the world, a burglar could attempt a break-in, a pipe could burst and flood the house, and much more. And while all these risks are costly to homeowners, the one risk homeowners should most be concerned with is house fires.

Whether it's the result of faulty wiring, a candle burning throughout the night or any other scenario that can lead to a fire in the house, homeowners need to be aware of the most common causes of house fires. Once homeowners understand the causes, they'll be more prepared to prevent accidents before they happen.

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Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is an associate editor for NU PropertyCasualty360. Contact him at [email protected].