Fire damage to a building is often due to fire accidents, which might be uncommon but not rare. Most of the fire accidents can be avoided but keeping their causes in perspective.
One of the biggest causes of the accidents is poor installation and insulation of electric wiring, more so given the fact that most people do not fully grasp the idea of proper usage of electricity; hence short circuits happen without any notice leading to a fire breakout.
Another cause of fire accidents is gas leakage. It might be due to worn out or damaged gas pipes or gas cylinders or due to the carelessness on the part of the user. Then again, improper handling of flammable materials can exasperate the extent of the fire and related damage.
On the other hand, fire accidents can be due to unavoidable circumstances such as due to natural elements such as high winds or lightning; however, the majority of the accidents are due to carelessness. Most people will disregard the need to have safety measures in place and paying attention to gas lines and electric wires thus they end up spending lots of money on doing damage restoration.
The extent of the damage depends on the intensity of the fire. Most fires can be mitigated or even put out quickly based on the type of materials on fire and the methods used to deal with the fire. Nevertheless, the risk of any fire spreading rapidly is always high is the situation is not handled correctly. Different fire accidents cause different types of damages, which can range from heat, smoke, the fire.
Damage can be caused indirectly, by the heat emanating from the fire. The heat can cause the material to chip, expand, crack, or even crumble. More often than not, the extent of the damage is not that high but it depends on the sturdiness of the materials.
Damage can be due to smoke, in which case most of the affected areas were coated with soot due to a high volume of smoke. Such situations will have the fire in one area, where the things that are burning are highly inflammable.
Damage due fire can lead to a complete destruction or the building. It might be a bit to salvage anything from a situation. However, the severity of the fire damage will depend on how fast the fire breakout what addressed.