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Salisbury House Fire Sparks Safety Discussion

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SALISBURY, MD - Just after 7pm Monday night, emergency crews responded to a house fire.  Neighbors reported hearing something that sounded like an explosion, which Salisbury Assistant Fire Chief Bryan Records says was likely the back porch collapsing. Officials say the family living in the home is safe, though it was uncertain at the time whether the family's two pets also made it out.

With temperatures quickly dropping after an unseasonably warm winter, emergency crews expect to be busy. "Anytime that you get the severe drops in temperature like we're going to get over the next 5 to 7 days, our activity always picks up people are naturally looking for ways to keep warm," said Assistant Chief Records.

Make sure your smoke detector is working. According to FEMA, they should be tested at least once a month. Some fire departments have free ones available if you need one.

Keep an eye on portable heaters. Make sure they're not close to furniture or curtains that can catch on fire.

Also, watch kids and pets to make sure they don't accidentally knock the heater over.

Lastly, the holidays may be over, but people are still cooking in kitchen, so always keep watch over your food. That's where experts say many house fires start.

For more tips, visit this link Home Safety Tips 
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