House fires--please read!!!!!
Received from a friend who is in the
insurance property business. It is well
This is one of those e-mails that if you
don't send it, rest assured someone on
your list will suffer for not reading
it. The original message was written by
a lady whose brother and wife learned a
this past week.
Their house burnt down.. nothing left
but ashes. They have good insurance so
the house will be replaced and most of
the contents. That is the good news.
However, they were sick when they found
out the cause of the fire. The insurance
investigator sifted through the ashes
for several hours. He had the cause of
the fire traced to the master bathroom.
He asked her sister-in-law what she had
plugged in the bathroom. She listed the
normal things....curling iron, blow
dryer. He kept saying to her, 'No, this
would be something that would
disintegrate at high temperatures'. Then
her sister-in-law remembered she had a
in the bathroom.
The investigator had one of those 'Aha'
moments. He said that was the cause of
the fire. He said he has seen more house
fires started with the plug-in type room
fresheners than anything else. He said
plastic they are made from is THIN. He
also said that in every case there was
nothing left to prove that it even
existed. When the investigator looked in
the wall plug, the two prongs left from
the plug-in were still in there.
Her sister-in-law had one of the
plug-ins that had a small night light
built in it. She said she had noticed
that the light would dim and then
finally go out. She would walk in to the
bathroom a few hours later,
and the light would be back on again.
The investigator said that the unit was
getting too hot, and would dim and go
out rather than just blow the light
bulb. Once it cooled down it would come
That is a warning sign
The investigator said he personally
wouldn't have any type of plug in
fragrance device anywhere in his house.
He has seen too many places that have
been burned down due to them.
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ALL THE
PEOPLE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK.
NOT ONLY COULD IT SAVE SOMEONE'S HOUSE,
BUT IT COULD SAVE SOMEONE'S LIFE