Sudbury Home Maintenance - Keep Family Safe From Fire

(NC)-According to the Canadian Safety Council, every year about 400 Canadians lose their lives in an accidental household fire. In fact, it's during the fall and winter seasons that the number of deaths caused by accidental household fires are at there highest.

Patrice De Luca, vice president of marketing and business development for Reliance Protectron Security Services, says one of the major reasons for this significant increase is windblown sparks from wood burning fireplaces and stoves. "You need to take every possible precaution to minimize the risks of fire when you have a natural wood burning fireplace," he added. "Fire is one of the greatest threats to your family and home. People do not realize the emotional toll a fire can take, even if there is no loss of life."

Here are safety tips to consider from Protectron's free "Saving Lives Program":

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