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NFPA Statistics 1999-2000 — Causes of Fires, averages:

  • 13,200 electrical fires
  • 10,900 Heating/HVAC equipment fires
  • 9,000 contained trash (wastebasket) fires
  • 2,300 fires started by lightning
  • 2,100 spontaneous combustion fires

Over 64% of fires in commercial buildings are due to two things a data center cannot do without:

Power and Climate Control Equipment

The equipment required to support data centers increases the risk of fire to adjacent areas:

  • Power generators
  • UPS battery backup units
  • High voltage transformers

Fire statistics for 2006 from the United States Fire Administration (USFA):

  • 31,000 cases of arson in the US, resulting in $755 million in damages
  • Over 111,500 non-residential fires
  • Over $2.6 billion in damages
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