New houses burn faster than ever study shows; how to prepare your home.
CLEVELAND - Middleburg Heights Fire Department officials said newer homes that catch fire will burn much faster than older ones.
“They’re tighter than ever before because of insulation.
We want to be energy efficient, so it’s a tighter package of the house and then we bring all these flammable and combustibles into the home.
Our personal technology, our laptop and our desktops,” explained John Desmarteau, Assistant Fire Chief of the Middleburg Heights Fire Department.
A report by Underwriters Laboratory, a safety consulting firm, found that fires burn more quickly in new homes, which are built more