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Cigarette Dangers in Home

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Cigarette are a leading cause of house fires.

One of the most common causes of house fires is reportedly the improper handling of cigarettes.

Forgotten and smoldering cigarettes cause a hazard and can create significant fire damage. Here are various ways to prevent a cigarette fire from occurring in your residence.

• Smoke outdoors. If you have the option of smoking outdoors, this can be the best method for preventing fire and odor build up inside of your home. Keep any ashtrays away from the residence

• Teach your children to stay away from any cigarettes. Kids are naturally curious about fire. Be certain to store cigarettes, matches, and lighters out of their reach.

• Don’t smoke in area with highly flammable materials. Upholstered furniture, drapery, and mattresses are incredibly flammable. Avoiding smoking in these areas is an excellent preventative measure.

•Use stable ashtrays and fill them with sand. Never use an ashtray that is might tip over or fall easily. This can cause fire hazards. Make sure every butt is fully extinguished.

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