How to Prevent Smoking Fires
Smoking is one of the leading causes of civilian home fire deaths. smoking materials started fires that caused 21 percent of home fire deaths. One out of four victims were not the smoker whose cigarette ignited the fire.
- If you smoke, do it outside. Many smoking fires begin in the bedroom or living room with fabric, paper, or other flammable material.
- Use an ashtray. Don’t Throw cigars or cigarettes into bushes or leaves.
- never leave e-cigarettes charging unattended or overnight. Replace batteries when they get wet or damaged. Don’t play with safety features.
- smoking where medical oxygen is used is very dangerous. It can make materials ignite more easily and fuel a faster and bigger fire.
Do what you can to prevent a fire.