House fire re­minder

Mansfield Courier - - OPINIONS/PEOPLE -

A HOUSE fire at Be­nalla early Mon­day morn­ing has re­sulted in a call on res­i­dents to check elec­tri­cal ap­pli­ances be­fore win­ter sets in.

It is a timely re­minder for all res­i­dents that we are en­ter­ing the peak sea­son for fires in the home.

Fire safety ad­vice from CFA says each year there are more than 4500 house fires in Vic­to­ria.

Over­loaded power boards and power points can over­heat be­com­ing a ma­jor cause of fires.

Keep an eye out for faulty wiring – if you have any ap­pli­ances or power boards with cords that are vis­i­bly frayed - re­place them.

Visit cfa.vic.gov.au/home­fire for more tips and a handy check­list.

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