The occupant evacuated and
fortunately crews doused the flames and vented the home which sustained
Even though there wasn't a great
deal of smoke, fire fighters still don a breathing apparatus.
There were no injuries to fire
fighters or the residents. No word from the fire department exactly how
the blaze began.
• Install and regularly check
smoke detectors – remove dust, check batteries when the clocks change in
spring and fall, test regularly and replace at least every 10 years.
• Create an emergency preparedness plan for your family – develop a fire
evacuation plan, practise executing that plan and stick to it in an
• Frequently inspect and clean chimney flues – ensure that there are no
Install proper light bulbs – never use light bulbs with a higher wattage
than the maximum indicated on the fixture.
• Monitor heated appliances and decor – properly use and watch portable
heaters, ensure lint is removed from the dryer, never leave irons
unattended and keep an eye on burning candles.
• Be careful when cooking – use your kitchen safely, especially when
deep-frying or cooking with flammable oils.
• Properly store flammable materials – store gasoline, solvents, waste
or other materials that may ignite at least 10 metres away from your
• Remove dry leaves and debris – keep leaves, other dry materials and
potentially flammable garbage away from the exterior of your house,
especially if you have wood or vinyl siding.
• Prepare and update a home inventory – make a list of what you own,
including the value of each item, take photos or video and update the
• Assemble a disaster safety kit – prepare a basic kit of food, water
and other necessities that will last at least 72 hours in an emergency.
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