Fire hazard


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Fire hazard

Any source of risk or danger from fire, such as the improper installation of wires for an electrical system; the use of combustible materials around fireplaces, and open spaces between floor joists that may create a draft and allow fire to spread; also anything that may obstruct or delay the operations of the fire department, or the egress of occupants in the event of a fire.

fire hazard

The relative danger that a fire will start and spread, that smoke or gases will be generated, or that an explosion will occur, potentially endangering the lives and safety of the occupants of the building. Also see hazardous area.
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Fake batteries were discovered to have been mixed with the batch, and the authorities fear fire hazards should the batteries overheat.
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A disabled man had his wheelchair taken from him in a nightclub after being told it was a fire hazard.