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Electronic Cigarette Fires and Explosions in the United States (2009 - 2016)

Fires and explosions caused by e-cigarettes are not common, but their consequences can be devastating and life-altering for the victims. The main cause of the fires and explosions is failure of the lithium-ion batteries. Learn how e-cigarettes work, about recent fire and explosion incidents, and why the e-cigarette/lithium-ion battery combination presents a new and unique hazard to users.


Topical Fire Report Series: Clothes Dryer Fires in Residential Buildings (2008-2010)

This report examines the characteristics of clothes dryer fires in residential buildings.


Topical Fire Report Series: Heating Fires in Residential Buildings (2013-2015)

This topical report addresses the characteristics of residential building heating fires as reported to the NFIRS from 2013 to 2015 — the most recent data available at the time of the analysis.


Topical Fire Report Series: Residential Building Electrical Fires (2014-2016)

Addresses the characteristics of home electrical fires, including how electrical fires start, fire spread, area of fire origin, and what ignites first.


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