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Are you a smoker?

You may have smoked in your home for many years without an accident, but it just takes a single hot ember or moment of inattention to start a fire. Smoking materials that are not disposed properly, either indoors or outside on a deck or balcony, can also re-ignite.

What you can do:

  • Never smoke in bed.
  • Use caution when smoking and drinking alcohol.
  • Provide smokers with large, deep, non-tip ashtrays and wet the contents before dumping them.
  • Do not extinguish or leave butts in planters in or outside the home. Planting soils and peat moss can provide a perfect environment for a fire.