Fire Cause

What is Fire Cause?

Fire Cause meaning in Safety terms is

  • Agency or circumstance which started a fire or set the stage for its occurrence; source of a fire?s ignition. For statistical purposes fires are grouped into broad cause classes. The nine general causes used in the U.S. are lightning, campfire, smoking, debris burning, incendiary, machine use (equipment), railroad, children, and miscellaneous. 


reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group