Home fires are much more common than many homeowners think. What's even more alarming is the fact that tens of thousands of those residential fires are caused by the home's electricity. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association in the United States says that between 45,000 and 50,000 fires in the home since 2000 have been caused by defective electrical wiring. Those electrical fire hazards have taken the lives of hundreds of people each year and cost over $1 billion in property damage.
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