After a pair of fires that left several dead in Pana recently, many are wondering what they can do to help reduce the risk of fire in their homes. The National Fire Protection Agency has several tips for citizens to reduce the risk of home fires, including limiting the use of things like extension chords in the home.
Lisa Braxton, Associate Project Manager with the NFPA appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show to discuss things people can do to reduce fire risks around the home, such as using the right light bulb for your lamps.
According to Braxton, plugging major appliances into extension chords are a major risk of home electrical fires.
Braxton also says to watch out for sparks coming from your outlets, and to call a qualified electrician to correct any problems with your home wiring.