In addition to potential deaths and property loss, people may lose their jobs and the community may lose a vital service provided by the business.
Some businesses may have a hard time recovering financially from a fire after being shut down for several weeks or months due to disasters or other events.
There were 18,700 office and store fires in the United States in 2019 that caused $744 million in direct property damage.
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However, there are important fire safety practices that employees and employers should follow to help prevent workplace fires, keep workers safe and keep offices and stores open.