In Virginia 29 people have died in house fires, in just 2017.
If a fire breaks out some homes are more likely to burn to the ground than others; changing lives forever.
Master firefighter Earl Copes with the Lynchburg Fire Department said the intensity of house fires is changing too.
"The fires are much hotter,” Copes said. “They burn much faster." The way homes are being built is the reason behind that according to Lynchburg Deputy Fire Chief Greg Wormser.