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Something We All Have In Our Homes Started This House Fire

You won’t believe what caused the fire in this man’s home. His one lesson about the cause of the fire is so incredibly important. Pass it on!

UPDATE: This applies to ALL batteries, new or used. We highly recommend a battery storage case or simply putting electrical tape over the ends of the batteries. Click here for 9 Life-Saving Fire Safety Tips.

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  1. Anna
    May 23, 2017 @ 10:31 pm

    Thank you for sharing this important information. I had no idea. I will post it on my FB page and tell people as well. I am so sorry this has happened to you and your family. This is a hard way to learn about ‘the dangers’ of batteries. Blessings, ~A


  2. EmyJacob
    June 8, 2017 @ 3:47 am

    Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Since you shared many will now be aware of it. House fires are very common inspite of so many awareness programmes.
    The fire incident which happened four months back when an 8-year-old girl saved her two brothers from the devastating fire in a Baltimore home came as a shock for me. But unfortunately, the infant could not save her other 6 siblings (http://people.com/human-interest/8-year-old-girl-saves-two-brothers-from-devastating-fire-that-killed-six-other-siblings/).
    Safety always begins with us. We often ignore simple things which can be taken care of and end up paying a bigger price. Why are house fires so prevalent? We often fail to realise the importance of basic security measures to be followed in our homes.
    Studies have shown that few main reasons for the fire at home are due to kitchen stoves, electric blankets, faulty wiring, smoking in bed, lighting, flammable liquids, clothes dryers, candles and home heating.
    An unavoidable question is are we planned to tackle an unexpected situation like a fire? Just having a smoke alarm installed won’t ensure safety, do regular checkups and maintenance. Check this article (http://protectionplus.ca/prepared-fire-home/)which suggests replacing alarms every 10 years.
    Do we have a fire plan designed? Are your family members informed of the emergency exits and basic escape methods? Do you have a sprinkler system well set?


  3. Ozzie Blackwell
    July 29, 2017 @ 6:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing this ans I’ll check my battery drawer and recycle bin right away. I’m glad your family and pets are OK and sorry you lost your home.


  4. Rachel Dean
    January 26, 2018 @ 3:35 pm

    Is this for all batteries or just 9 volt?


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