Well, I hope not this year. While we cannot predict the future, let us all pray and hope that no fires will decimate houses that can affect the lives of families who could be victimized by such damage.
It pains me whenever I read news of fires started by children playing with matches, unattended candles, short circuit wiring and burnt cellphone chargers to name a few.
I guess the others are considered unavoidable but children playing with matches? Those parents should be punished for not watching over their kids.
Knowledge is equally important. It may be easy for others to say do not panic but once a fire hits you, there can be no time to think straight. If you can, good for you! Not all people think like you so I cannot blame them if they panic and go wild when their house gets hit by fire.
People should be vigilant and be aware of their surroundings, be responsible in the things they do to avoid fires from happening in their neighborhood and prevent their kids from playing with anything that can produce or cause fire.
Fires are nasty. Once it hits you, it hits you hard.