Earlier this week a fire from an overheated electrical extension cord caused significant damage to a Seattle residence. Fires caused by overloaded circuits and overheated extension cords increase during the winter months. Here are a few tips to prevent fires caused by overloading outlets and cords: • Avoid using extension cords and plug adapters. Extension [...][More]
The Seattle Fire Department reminds residents to be mindful of fire safety during this holiday season. Holiday-related home fires primarily involve cooking, heating and electrical sources. Busy kitchens can lead to unattended stoves. Cold winter weather results in high use of space and wall heaters. Festive lights can be temptation for the use of overloaded [...][More]
Posted: December 11th, 2012 under Fire Line, Fire Prevention, Fires, Public Education.
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