Top Commercial Causes by Ward

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Importance


Understanding the top causes of commercial/industrial structure fires in each ward is an essential component in learning how to prevent those fires from occurring.

Story behind the numbers


Commercial businesses and properties are important to the local economy and working collaboratively will assist in reducing the numbers of incidents of fire and the resulting impact on the community.

Performance improvements


In order to take steps to reduce the number of commercial structure fires, the HFD are partnering with our commercial/ industrial businesses and work collectively in reducing the incidents of fire through fire prevention initiatives, public education and pre-fire planning.

2017 Commercial building and related structure fires - Top 2 causes by Ward

Icon Undetermined - arrows pointing in multiple directionsUndetermined - It is not always possible to pinpoint an exact cause of every structure fire due to severe fire damage or where there are several potential ignition sources.

Ward Cause 1 Cause 2
1 Icon - Electrical/Mechanical causes of fire - Warning triangle with thunder bolt  Electrical/ Mechanical Explosion icon Misuse of Combustibles
2 Icon - Arson - Lit match  Arson Icon - Maintenance - wrench and hammer  Maintenance
3 Explosion icon  Misuse of Combustibles Icon - Arson - Lit match  Arson
4 Icon - Electrical/Mechanical causes of fire - Warning triangle with thunder bolt  Electrical/ Mechanical Icon Undetermined - arrows pointing in multiple directions  Undetermined
5 Icon - Maintenance - wrench and hammer  Maintenance Icon - Electrical/Mechanical causes of fire - Warning triangle with thunder boltElectrical/Mechanical/Careless Smoking
6  Icon - Arson - Lit match  Arson Icon - Electrical/Mechanical causes of fire - Warning triangle with thunder boltCareless Smoking/Electrical/Mechanical
7 Icon - Electrical/Mechanical causes of fire - Warning triangle with thunder bolt  Electrical/ Mechanical Icon - Maintenance - wrench and hammer  Maintenance
8 Icon - Arson - Lit match  Arson Icon - Electrical/Mechanical causes of fire - Warning triangle with thunder bolt  Electrical/ Mechanical
9 Icon - Electrical/Mechanical causes of fire - Warning triangle with thunder bolt  Electrical/ Mechanical Icon - Arson - Lit matchExplosion icon  Arson/Misuse of Combustibles
10 Icon - Maintenance - wrench and hammer  Maintenance Icon Undetermined - arrows pointing in multiple directions  Undetermined
11 Icon - Electrical/Mechanical causes of fire - Warning triangle with thunder bolt  Electrical/ Mechanical Explosion icon  Misuse of Combustibles
12 Icon - Arson - Lit match  Arson Explosion icon  Misuse of Combustibles
13   Unattended Cooking Icon - Arson - Lit match  Arson
14 Icon Undetermined - arrows pointing in multiple directions  Undetermined Icon - Electrical/Mechanical causes of fire - Warning triangle with thunder bolt  Electrical/ Mechanical
15 Icon - Electrical/Mechanical causes of fire - Warning triangle with thunder bolt  Electrical/ Mechanical   Unattended Cooking