Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Chilliwack fire fighters act quickly on kitchen fire

Staff/Voice photos

 

Tenants calmly wait for fire crews to mop up kitchen blaze on Monday.

 

t about 1 p.m. Monday, City of Chilliwack fire fighters were called out to the 45500 block of Herron Drive in response to a fire in the kitchen.

 

The occupant evacuated and fortunately crews doused the flames and vented the home which sustained minimal damage.

 

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.

 

 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Insurance Bureau of Canada Top 10: Tips for Preventing House Fires and Saving Lives

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 emergency.

 
Frequently inspect and clean chimney flues ensure that there are no blockages.


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 home.


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 list regularly.


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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