Sources Of Ignition That May Cause A Fire To Occur

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Sources Of Ignition That May Cause A Fire To Occur

Possible sources of ignition that may cause a fire to occur include:

  • Electricity, such As arcing or overheating due to faulty wiring,
  • Poor connections or excess current;
  • Chemical reactions such as spontaneous combustion or exothermic reaction;
  • Hot work Such as welding or cutting;



  • Naked flame or smoldering material perhaps from Discarded smoking materials;
  • Friction caused by, for instance, inadequate lubrication Of machinery; and
  • Hot surfaces such as those on cooking or heating appliances.

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