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Pets Starting Fires on Halloween in Round Lake Beach?

10/3/2022 (Permalink)

A dog dressed as a ghost for Halloween holds a trick-or-treat jack-o-lantern in his jaw. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lake County.

Our furry friends are curious and can start a fire by bumping into, turning on, or knocking over cooking equipment. Our local team in Northwest Lake County wants everyone to have a safe, fire-damage-free Halloween in Round Lake Beach. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that pets and wild animals play a role in starting over 750 home fires each year.

Here are some pet fire safety tips from the NFPA to keep your pets safe around fire:

  • Keep pets away from stoves and countertops
  • Keep pets away from candles, lamps, and space heaters
  • Always use a metal or heat-tempered glass screen on a fireplace and keep it in place
  • Keep pets away from a chimney’s outside vents
  • Have a “pet-free zone” of at least three feet away from the fireplace. Glass doors and screens can stay dangerously hot for several hours after the fire goes out.
  • Some pets are chewers. Watch pets to make sure they don’t chew through electrical cords. Have any problems checked by a professional.

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