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Condo Fires & Fire Safety

/ Owner - August 25, 2012
We’ve been posting stories about fires in condominiums for a number of years now.  The main reason why we pay so much attention to condo fires, as opposed to home fires in HOA’s, is that a fire that starts in a condo unit, usually takes out many more units before it’s put out.  As a result, CAN is very in favor of association’s being pro-active in fire prevention.

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Fire Prevention & Safety

  • Some Colorado HOAs ban using fire-resistant building materials. This proposed law could overrule that February 22, 2024
    A Colorado Senate committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would block homeowners’ association rules that prevent residents from using fire-resistant building materials, a change that firefighters and insurance experts say would give communities more options to harden properties against climate-fueled wildfires.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Lawmakers advance bill that would void HOA rules that block wildfire-hardening (CO) February 21, 2024
    A Colorado Senate committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would block homeowners’ association rules that prevent residents from using fire-resistant building materials, a change that firefighters and insurance experts say would give communities more options to harden properties against climate-fueled wildfires.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Many Colorado HOAs have rules that make homes more vulnerable to wildfires. New legislation could block those. February 2, 2024
    Colorado lawmakers on Friday advanced new legislation that would make it easier to build or upgrade homes to harden them against wildfires. The legislation would void language in existing homeowners’ association bylaws, deed restrictions or property contracts that prevent residents from installing or using fire-resistant building materials. It would also prohibit new restrictions. Read the article…………………………….
  • How To’s & Quick Tips Fire Sprinkler System Cost Factors and Considerations: Why It’s Worth It December 21, 2023
    A residential fire sprinkler system is well documented to save lives and protect property. Fire sprinkler system cost typically falls between $0.80 and $7 per square foot with a national average of $2 per square foot.    Read the article……………………………….
  • Holiday Safety Tips for Your Home or Condo December 15, 2023
    The holiday season is almost upon us! You’re likely making plans on how to spend time with your friends and family. Candles, Christmas trees, and holiday lighting are traditionally a part of festive winter celebrations no matter where you live, but as you enjoy the festive time, extra precautions should be taken in order to prevent holiday accidents. Here are some quick holiday safety tips you can use this upcoming holiday season.    Read the article……………………………..
  • Fireplace Safety Tips to Keep in Mind This Winter December 8, 2023
    An indoor wood-burning fireplace offers warmth and relaxation that can bring tranquility to your home, and with winter right around the corner, you will likely be enjoying fires frequently on the cold nights that are to come. However, that cozy, crackling fireplace can also cause a host of problems if you do not take the proper precautions. In fact, heating equipment such as indoor fireplaces are among the leading causes of house fires.   Read the article………………………………
  • Canyon Lake POA completes sale of fire station to City of Canyon Lake (CA) December 8, 2023
    In a historic move, today marks the culmination of 11 months of negotiations as the Canyon Lake Property Owners Association completes the sale of the fire station to the City of Canyon Lake. Escrow is expected to close today, December 8.    Read the article……………………………
  • Powering E-Devices Safely: There Are Fires … And There Are E-Device Fires December 7, 2023
    All over the news, from coast to coast, reports of fires and explosions caused by lithium-ion batteries describe blazes that are out of control, difficult to extinguish, and excessively smokey. Tragically, many have resulted in fatalities and serious injuries, and certainly all have caused extensive damage to properties and the environment.   Read the article………………………..
  • Condo Tower Fire Is Reminder Of Lack Of Sprinklers In Older Buildings (HI) December 1, 2023
    There were no sprinklers when a fire broke out Thursday, shooting flames and black smoke from the 14th floor of a condo tower in Ala Moana, but the residents knew what to do.  Recently installed fire alarms and a public address system called on them to evacuate, and so they did.    Read the article………………………….
  • Why Fire Prevention Emphasis is More Important Than Most Boards Think November 29, 2023
    “CONDO FIRES ARE RARELY CONTAINED TO ONE UNIT” This site has tracked condominium fires for over 18 years now.  The initial reason we started the tracking is because a fire in a condo unit usually takes out more than one home.  For that reason, we created an entire separate category for  Fire Safety & Prevention.    Why is this more important now than it was in the past? 4 reasons: We are seeing forest and brush fires take out entire communities more ...

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Here are some additional resources regarding fire safety:

Hidden Home Fire Hazards and How to Eliminate Them https://www.statefarm.com/simple-insights/residence/hidden-home-fire-hazards-and-how-to-eliminate-them

Fire Safety for People with Disabilities: A How-To Guide for Prevention and Evacuation https://www.redfin.com/blog/fire-safety-for-people-with-disabilities

Q/A: Teaching a 3-year-old About Fire Safety https://www.care.com/c/questions/6704/what-should-i-teach-a-3-year-old-about-fire-s/

Disaster Safety and Prevention: Protecting Your Home and Family https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/disaster-safety-and-prevention/

How to Protect Yourself and Your Home Against Wildfires https://www.thezebra.com/insurance-news/5064/protect-home-wildfires/

Do Your Home Materials Pose a Fire Risk? https://www.angieslist.com/articles/do-your-home-materials-pose-fire-risk.htm

Homeowner Fire Safety Products Near You https://www.homedepot.com/b/Electrical-Fire-Safety/N-5yc1vZbmgb

Home Fire Safety for Kids and Home Owners http://modularhomeowners.com/home-fire-safety-for-kids-and-home-owners/




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