Monday, April 18, 2016

Being Aware of Electrical Risks Helps Lessen the Likelihood of a Fire

In 2013, there were 17,353 structural fires in the state of Massachusetts. Of these, 1,765 occurred in the western part of the state that includes the counties of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire. Statewide, 19 percent of these fires were caused by electrical problems. This number increased to 36 percent in 2014.