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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Brush Fire Causes Soot and Smoke Damage in Free Union?

9/9/2022 (Permalink)

A first responder is on the scene of a brush fire. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Albemarle County.

Free Union is a beautiful place to live, and this rural part of Albemarle County may be exposed to brush fires during the summer. Our local team in Charlottesville has the training, equipment, and experience to restore fire damage quickly and efficiently.

Here is some information from the National Fire Protection Association about brush fires:

While devastating fires in the wildland-urban interface have become common stories on the nightly news, many people do not realize that brush, grass, and forest fires account for almost one-quarter (23 percent) of fires handled by local fire departments.

  • During 2011-2015, local fire departments responded to an estimated average of 306,000 brush, grass, and forest fires per year, an average of 840 fires per day
  • During 2011-2015, heavy or light vegetation was the item first ignited in an average of 6,200 reported home structure fires per year. These fires caused an average of seven civilian deaths, 53 civilian injuries, and $130 million in direct property damage.
  • The vast majority of brush, grass and forest fires in 2011-2015 were caused by human activities. Leading causes include intentional fire setting, open burning of waste, smoking materials, and electrical power or utility lines.

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When your Free Union home or commercial business has a fire damage emergency, our local team in Charlottesville can help. We typically arrive onsite within our hours of your call. Call us today at 434-977-5850.

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