from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The risk of loss by fire.
  • n. The obligation to make good loss or damage by fire undertaken by a fire-insurance company.
  • n. The property on which this risk is taken: as, a good fire-risk.


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  • A homeowner would pay insurance premiums against fire-risk and display a plaque on their house as evidence of their enrollment.

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  • These are questions which must be determined, not merely in regard to the various processes of manufacture, but the individual needs of each concern; the position of the fire-risk in the matter being that the hazard of a building increases very rapidly with its height, and to some extent with its area.

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  • Mr Niemann said the biggest issues that will affect the city will be changes to planning provisions in high fire-risk areas.

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  • The final report from the Royal Commission suggested the replacement of fire-risk powerlines within ten years. | Top Stories

  • With an estimated 49,000 homes in risk zones, some Victorian towns could disappear if calls to resettle people from high fire-risk areas were adopted. | Top Stories

  • The growing number of high-rises, coupled with haphazard development, and the lack of open space and ventilation, has ignited the city's fire-risk index, they added.


  • Forty-four schools didn't even have a battery-powered radio for blackouts, despite warnings people in fire-risk areas should listen for radio safety messages. | Top Stories

  • The same technology used to send SMS messages on mobile phones could be used to develop an efficient and cost-effective early warning message to authorities and people living in fire-risk areas, according to researchers from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

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  • They believe the same technology used to send SMS messages could be used to develop the early warning message, which would be automatically sent to authorities and people living in high fire-risk areas. | Top Stories

  • A statewide list of safer precincts, including 54 in the Mount Lofty Ranges, identified as places to relocate to on severe, extreme and catastrophic danger days, was released by the CFS two weeks ago, ahead of one of the state's worst fire-risk days. | Top Stories


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