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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Make This Fall Fire Free

10/6/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sarpy County responded to this house fire.

The fall season brings cooler temperatures, beautiful colors and an abundance of outdoor activities.  Plan ahead this season to help ensure it is safe and fire free.

Tips from the National Fire Protection Association (nfpa.org):

  • Fall decorations, like dried flowers and cornstalks, are highly flammable.  Keep these and other decorations away from open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters.
  • Keep emergency exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes.
  • Teach children to stay away from open flames.  Be sure they know how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches fire.
  • Remember safety first when choosing a Halloween costume.  Consider avoiding billowing fabric.  If you are making your costume, choose material that won't easily ignite if it comes into contact with heat or a flame.
  • It is safest to use a flashlight or battery-operated candle in a jack-o-lantern.  Use extreme caution if using a real candle.  Place lit pumpkins away from anything that can burn, and out of the way of doorsteps, walkways and yards.

We hope you stay safe this fall, but if you suffer fire or smoke damage to your home, SERVPRO of Sarpy County is here to help 24x7.  Call us at 402-291-3355

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