GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Insurance company, The Hartford is out with its 2023 Home Fire Index.  The Hartford considered the results of a survey of fire safety and prevention behaviors as well as FEMA reports and recent claims data in putting together their index of the top 150 U.S. cities with the highest home fire risk.  Grand Rapids placed high on the list at 18th.

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According to the index, ranking the top 150 U.S. cities with the highest home fire risk, the top five cities are: Modesto, Calif., Shreveport, La., Fresno, Calif., Montgomery, Ala. and Memphis, Tenn. A complete list of the 150 U.S. cities can be found at www.thehartford.com/jfm.

The survey, which polled adults ages 18 and older, revealed that behaviors known to cause home fires markedly declined since the months immediately preceding the COVID-19-related lockdown in 2020.