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How Fast Does Fire Spread – Crazy Fast!

Came across this while writing an article for my weekly tips and just had to post it to share.  Luckily, I’ve never been in a house fire, but being in various emergency services, I’ve seen these demonstrations before.  They never cease to amaze me at how fast fire can destroy. If you haven’t seen how fast a fire can spread – heck, even if you have seen it before – watch this video so you know why it’s important to prepare for this with a Home Escape Bag, a fire plan and fire drills.  

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About 10 minutes ago, all the smoke detectors went off in my house. Luckily, there was no fire, nor even smoke, but there was plenty of adrenaline. My house is wired with the type of detectors that are powered by grid power (and batteries) and when one goes off, they all go off. Let me tell you, one fire alarm is loud, many fire alarms is deafening.  My ears are still ringing, literally. The trigger point was the detector in my home office, which I was currently in when it went off. I haven’t determined what set off the alarm yet, though I … Continue reading

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