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Smoldering Fire

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

Smoldering fire is a flameless, low temperature burn. There are many materials that can withhold a smolder such as decaying wood, cotton clothing, tobacco, coal, and polymeric foams that are primarily used in bedding and upholstery. Smoldering fires can be difficult to detect and are easily initiated. This makes a smolder a severe hazard. According to statistics smoldering fires are the leading cause of fire deaths in residential areas.

Therefore, it is important to follow the safety rules of preventing fires.

  • Have smoke alarms installed and change the batteries when needed.
    • There should be one on every level of the home.
    • Place one in each bedroom, near each stairwell, and in the kitchen.
  • Have a fire extinguisher
  • Maintain and monitor electrical cords and appliances
  • Have an escape plan
    • Many people don’t plan for a fire so it is important to be prepared if it ever happens to you and your family.

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