House fires expected to spike in winter

June 1, 2023 9:38 am in by
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With winter upon us, households across the Eyre Peninsula are being warned about the increased risk of fires around the home.

NRMA Insurance’s national claims data reveals a 15% spike in house fires in winter compared to autumn.

NRMA Insurance Claims Executive Manager Natalie Major says the most common cause of house fires is cooking-related activities.

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Other common fire starters include air conditioners, fuse boxes, and heating appliances.