Overlooked Ways You Can Set Your House on Fire

We’ll 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.