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Smoking-related Fires Concerns

Cigarettes caused over 200 fires in Cheshire in recent years

According to recent investigations, over 200 fires that have occurred in Cheshire from March 2011 to February 2016 were smoking-related fires. It was found that 18% of the fires originated from the living room, with 15.9% starting in the bedroom.

Warrington’s Cheshire Fire service said: “We are urging smokers to put it out by either kicking the habit altogether or ensuring that they always extinguish their cigarettes properly, especially last thing at night.

“As always we urge people to ensure they have working smoke alarms on every level in their homes – people are at least four times more likely to die in an accidental fire in the home without a working smoke alarm.”

Source: http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/14329418.More_than_200_smoking_related_fires_in_last_five_years/

Eve, Y9 Student Ambassador, Press Team