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Home fires can happen at any time. However, the summer is the prime time for household fires. Many areas go through droughts; this can cause major fires. Grilling and cooking fires are also very common during the summer. While you are out enjoying your summer, you can easily forget about the grill or your oven. This can spark a fire and cause severe damages to the inside and outside of your home. Below is some information to help you avoid a fire during the summer months.

  • If there is a no-burn advisory, it is important to listen to your local news and fire departments

This means no burning of any type of items. This can also include a fire-pit. If a hot ember gets blown away, it can cause catastrophic damages to not only your home, but others as well.

  • Be mindful of grills, ovens, and propane tanks

During a large gathering, it is easy to not pay close attention to your cooking area. Children and animals can easily knock over an oil filled fryer. This could cause a major fire in your home or backyard. It is important to keep an eye on any food that is being cooked, inside and out.

  • Children are a main causers of fires

Children are out of school for the summer. Make sure to keep matches and lighters away from children. It is also important to teach your children at an early age about fire safety. You should also have a fire evacuation plan and your children should have practiced it.

  • Lighting from storms during the summer is another cause of fires during the summer.

Lighting can strike your home, power lines, or trees. This can cause a fast growing fire. Be mindful during a storm of your surroundings.

It is important that your fire extinguishers have been checked and that your fire alarms are working properly. You should do this on a regular basis to ensure your homes safety. If you do experience a fire, it is important to call a professional fire remediation specialist. Disaster Cleanup Services handles all aspects of fire damage and remediation and will even help with your insurance claims.