Where bad choices make good stories
Apparently smoking in bed wasn't the cause.
I never knew....
Install sprinklers when you build. Cost at time of building is about 2% more but everyone walks out alive. The money saved in your fire insurance will pay for it in 20 years.Scurvy
Wood structures need a warning label:"Using this product may result in disfigurement or death"The alternative is concrete and steel.Tour Hearst Castle on the California coast for an example of durability.
I have plenty of fire alarms, more than my house would need. I'd rather catch the fire while it's small & try to save my house than sleep with the door closed & die in my sleep.