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Where do most fires in single-family dwelling start?

In the area of cooking or heating appliances

1

Vinyl and asphalt siding may contribute to vertical and horizontal fire spread and can create a severe what?

Exterior exposure problem

And fire traveling into upper floors or the attic space Via the roof soffit

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The potential for collapse and single-family dwelling's as a result of fire is related to two distinct factors what are they?

The presence or absence of lightweight construction materials

Whether or not the fire is attacking the structural components or contents only

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When does the greatest collapse potential exist in a fire and a single-family dwelling?

In the fire is in the basement attacking the vital struualct supports under the first floor