Many of the materials your home is made of, and the belongings inside, can catch fire and burn quite easily. Fires can ignite at any time, even when the risk seems negligible. An appliance’s motor can burn out, and sparks from stuck machinery inside can ignite items within close proximity. An extinguished match or cigarette tossed in a waste can and soon forgotten can smolder and ignite other items. Fires have been known to begin in several different ways.