Jay, one of our readers, suggested this video. It compares the fire risk between furniture and furnishings in a legacy room and modern room. In Jay’s words, “Natural Building makes sense on what you put inside a structure as well as what the structure is built out of. I think this is an important consideration especially building in areas with few or no building codes. These areas are often more rural, with longer wait times before fire fighters can arrive.
It just makes sense to furnish your house with less synthetic fabrics and no urethane foam paddings, which are like gasoline in a fire.”