The Most Common Overlooked Ways You Can Set Your House on Fire

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I’m going to go out on a limb here and say no one wants to set their house on fire. ESPECIALLY if you set it on fire in a way that’s embarrassing and completely preventable.

Here are three of the most common overlooked ways people accidentally start house fires . . .

1. Walking away while food is still cooking. It only takes about 30 to 45 seconds before a fire gets out of control.

2. Plugging too much stuff into an extension cord. If you plug high-powered stuff into an extension cord or power strip, you can start a house fire. Extension cord fires caused 7% of all house fire deaths between 2015 and 2019.

3. Overheating lithium-ion batteries. Batteries in things like electric bikes and scooters, or even small electronics, can overheat and cause a fire. The best way to avoid it is to only charge them with their official charger.


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