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Winter Fire Safety Tips

12/1/2017 (Permalink)

A roaring fireplace is a holiday icon but can also cause an increase in house fires during winter if left unattended.

In the words of Game of Thrones, winter is coming, which means an increased risk of house fires.  FEMA reports that a spike in structure fires happens in winter due to faulty heating and unsafe open fires. They also  found that in 2015, firefighters in the United States responded to over 365,500 house structure fires, with West Virginia being one of the top states for house fires.  

How do you keep your home and loved ones safe?  Here are some practical tips:

Candles can be a lovely accent to a home, but can also be dangerous if left unattended.  Make sure you keep an eye on lit candles and do not light near flammable materials.  Be especially cautious if children are in the room with candles.

Do not smoke in bed or near oxygen tanks.  Make sure your ashtray catches any stray ashes and that all cigarette butts are fully stubbed out. Consider smoking outdoors instead of in your home.

Do not overload your outlets or surge protectors.  Do not leave Christmas lights on overnight or while you are not home.  Do not cover electrical cords with rugs or other cloth material.

Have a working smoke detector in each bedroom and on every floor.  Fire extinguishers are a minimal investment that can be a life saver. Keep a fire extinguisher in your kitchen and garage.  

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