Top Reasons for Fires in Different Industries

Commercial fire protection is necessary to keep you, your employees, and building safe.

Commercial fire protection is necessary to keep you, your employees, and building safe. Having an evacuation plan and being aware of your fire safety systems is crucial. These facts may be common knowledge to most business owners, but were you aware of what kinds of fires were most likely to occur based on your industry? When you understand the top reasons for fire emergencies in your field, then commercial fire protection can be more efficient and effective. We’re here to give you those reasons. Keep reading!

The Restaurant Industry

The commercial kitchen is the place where fires happen the most in the restaurant industry.  Cooking equipment, portable heating equipment, and grease hoods are the main reasons why fires break out. Other minor reasons behind fires in the food industry include electrical and lighting fires, smoking materials, and arson.


Here again, cooking equipment is the leading cause of fires in office buildings. Flammable materials that are improperly stored or disposed of incorrectly can cause a fire to spread more and more. Other minor reasons behind office building fires include electrical and lighting issues, heating equipment problems, and arson.

Factories and Manufacturing Plants

When a fire happens in an industrial space, it can be costly and deadly. One leading cost is combustible dust. If enough dust accumulates on a warehouse floor and a fire breaks out, then flames can spread incredibly quickly. Flammable liquids coming into contact with a heat source is another reason. Another cause is welding and torch cutting that ends up sparking. Also,  faulty electrical wiring that causes a spark and becomes a source of ignition for dust or flammable liquids is a cause. Finally, heavy machinery with high friction could be a fire hazard.

Airports, Refineries, and Other Mission-Based Environments

Fire emergencies happen in these kinds of industries because of open floor areas, decks with high roofs, and flammable liquids. What’s interesting about these industries is that they invest in clean agent suppression. In other words, because these environments deal with delicate materials and equipment, not using water to put them out fires is the best way to prevent damage.

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