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The holiday season is rapidly approaching and with this fun and exciting time comes a few safety concerns. Here are the top 10 causes of residential structure fires:


1. Cooking Equipment

2. Heating Equipment

3. Careless Smoking

4. Electrical Equipment

5. Candles

6. Children playing with fire

7. Inadequate electrical wiring

8. Flammable liquids

9. Christmas Trees / decorations

10. Barbeques



Here are some tips to help you prevent some of these fires:


  • Test and make sure that your smoke detectors are all working properly.


  • Keep a box of baking soda in the kitchen to help with an accidental cooking fire


  • Make sure that you have several fire extinguishers in your home, including one in the kitchen


  • If using a portable heater keep the area around it clear of flammable materials and consider turning it off before going to bed each night.


  • Never smoke in bed and make sure that all cigarette butts are completely out before discarding them.


  • If you have any question concerning the electrical wiring in your home, consider contacting a licensed electrician to answer any questions you may have


  • Keep candles away from flammable materials like curtains, drapes or bedding, and make sure that all candles are completely out before going to bed or leaving your home.


  • Never overload a circuit by plugging in too many electrical devices in one outlet.


  • Store all flammable liquids in a well ventilated area away from your home


  • Use caution when Barbequing and never barbeque indoors
Monday, 21 January 2019

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