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A Winter Fire Safety Reminder

19 Jun 2015 cathrynmcdonnell 0 Comment

Smoke alarmLocal fire authorities are again reminding Bacchus Marsh residents to make sure that their homes are fire safe, especially at this time of year when home fire risk is extremely high.

Winter is generally considered to be the worst season of the year for house fires and Bacchus Marsh residents should take all preventative measures they can to protect their home and reduce fire risk.

Heaters are generally thought to be the main cause of fires during winter, however the kitchen can be a culprit too. During winter people like to spend a lot more time in the kitchen cooking up heart-warming meals and this can lead to cooking accidents where a fire can break out.

While you’re cooking it’s important to always keep an eye on what is happening, and to never leave a stove unattended.

Appliances can also be a fire risk, with microwaves, dishwashers, dryers and reverse-cycle air-conditioners being the most common culprits.

Fires caused by appliances can help to be avoided by making sure they are clean and free of dust (remember to clean the filters of air-conditioners and dryers) and by making sure that power boards aren’t overloaded.

A few more fire safety tips include:

For the most up-to-date fire safety information visit http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/.

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