Sunday, July 22, 2012

Don't Forget Fire Safety

It was not that long ago when one of our neighbors had a house fire in the middle of the night. Somebody came home from a party and got the bright idea of making "stove top" french fries. Filled a pot with oil, turned on the burner and fell asleep...

There was smoke everywhere (the kitchen burned down completely and there was enough heat to actually "melt" the stove). The family was in front of the house in their pyjamas, running around frantically.

Their dog was still in the house!

Fortunately, this story had a happy ending. After the fire was put out and the firemen could get it looking for the dog, they found him hiding in the upstairs bedroom and he survived.

40,000 pets die each year in household fires, and pets start 1,000 fires every year – know how to prevent them and be prepared in the event of a fire.


  1. I loved all this information!! And I'm so happy to hear of the happy ending to this particular story :)

    Thanks for sharing,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

    1. Glad it was useful to you. Yeah, it was pretty scary, the fire raging the dog somewhere in the house; they kept calling but he couldn't get out even if he tried, as the fire was downstairs.

      It was a huge relief that he made it through all that unharmed.