Home » Jackson Hole »KJAX 93.3FM »KMTN 96.9FM »KZJH 95.3FM »Teton County »Town of Jackson » Currently Reading:

Halloween Brings Fire Risks

pumpkin fire

In some ways, Halloween has not evolved out of its medieval roots – particularly when it comes to the ambiance of fire and candles.  That, says Jackson Hole’s Fire Marshal Kathy Clay brings with it certain risks – including the flickering candle that illuminates most pumpkins in and around people’s homes.  She suggests eliminating the open flame with battery-operated devices like flashlights or LEDs designed to look like candles.  With all the open flames, Clay says children’s costumes – particularly home-made costumes that are not treated for flame resistance – can lead to tragic injuries.  She says the long, billowing fabric that may trail from costumes is especially hazardous.  She says instead, keep the costumes more tightly fitted and close to the children, and remind them those jack-o-lanterns on the porch usually are illuminated with candles which are open flames.  Over the past five years, the National Fire Protection Association estimates there have been an average of 1000 home fires annually started from decorations that have ignited.  At the same time, they urge keep exits clear potentially flammable decorations so that escape routes won’t be blocked in the event of an emergency.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • The Grizzlies Won’t Be a Pushover [AUDIO] - August 29, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie.  It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run.  With a talented quarterback […]
  • Warmer Temperatures With Isolated Thunderstorms Expected Today - August 29, 2014
    A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region today, which will allow temperatures to become warmer and closer to average statewide.  However, some lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms for the afternoon and early evening hours.  Gusty winds and lots of lightning will be […]
  • GPS will sometimes lead you to astray - August 29, 2014
    At the risk of sounding like I’ve been watching too much Top Gear, I need to go off on a bit of a rant right now. The good folks at Nissan let me drive a Titan for two full months, which was really nice of them. And it’s done a pretty good job of filling […]
  • Centennial Church Burglary And Shooting A Hoax, Pastor Shot Himself - August 28, 2014
    A Pastor of the Centennial Valley Community Church, who claims he was shot during a robbery staged the whole incident.  The Albany County Sheriff’s department says 44 year old Pastor Dennis Lynn Davis falsified his report of the robbery and in fact shot himself. Undersheriff Robert Debree says deputies immediately became suspicious of the crime, and after interviewing […]

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin