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Fire safety in the bedroom – Better safe than sorry

>>HENRI SZEPS: If you use an electric blanket remember not to leave anything extra on top of the bed because you can get hot spots which believe it or not can catch fire! Always turn the electric blanket off when you get into bed. A very popular way of starting a fire is by smoking in bed, Oh that’s a big winner! People fall asleep while they’re smoking. A dropped cigarette or one that hasn’t been put out properly can smoulder for hours and develop into a fire without the person knowing. And the smell of a smoke won’t wake you up, because when you’re asleep your sense of smell goes to sleep too. This is true. So put out the cigarette properly with water. See, only took a second…

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