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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

E-Cigarette Fire in Grand Rapids Home?

2/8/2022 (Permalink)

Cigarette smoke is wafting through a room. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Itasca County.

Do you know that e-cigarette batteries can explode? SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing restores fire damage every year, and sometimes the damage comes from cigarettes. Here are some smoking safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

Electronic Cigarettes

Never leave charging e-cigarettes unattended. E-cigarettes should be used with caution.

  • Battery failures have led to small explosions
  • Fires have occurred while e-cigarettes were being used
    • While the battery was being charged
    • While the device was being transported

Smoking Safety

  • If you smoke, use only fire-safe cigarettes
  • If you smoke, smoke outside. Most deaths result from fires that started in living rooms, family rooms, and dens or in bedrooms.
  • Keep cigarettes, lighters, matches, and other smoking materials up high out of the reach of children, in a locked cabinet

Put It Out

  • Use a deep, sturdy ashtray. Place it away from anything that can burn.
  • Do not discard cigarettes in vegetation such as mulch, potted plants or landscaping, peat moss, dried grasses, leaves, or other things that could ignite easily
  • Before you throw away butts and ashes, make sure they are out, and dousing in water or sand is the best way to do that

Call Us!

When you need help with a fire damage emergency in your Grand Rapids home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond day and night. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

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