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Fires

A fire is a state of combustion, whereby heat and light are produced. In other words, a fire is the destructive burning of material that produces light, flame, heat and smoke.

The menace of fire as a potential disaster is with us everyday. Most of the deaths that have resulted from fires could have been avoided. Fires have become increasingly life threatening hazards, because in a few minutes it can kill and destroy.


 

 

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