A recent example is a woman in Jefferson Township who was burning paper in her basement. The fire got out of control and the fire department had to put out the blaze. The initial savings of not calling a certified shredding company ended up costing approximately $1,100 in fire/smoke damages. Having a fire to destroy information is one of the more popular ideas out there but it's not the best way to avoid identity theft.
The best way to ensure complete, secure destruction of your personal documents is to hire a NAID Certified, bonded, insured company like ours--Mobile Record Shredders.