Recent Las Vegas Fire Prompts for Safety Reminder

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As many have heard of the fire that broke out Friday morning near Lead Mead Boulevard it is important to know what to do if a similar situation happened in your home.

The Las Vegas woman made it out of her home unharmed, but she awoke after a loud bang came from downstairs and smoke started filling the house. Firefighters are still unaware of what caused the blaze in the home that no longer had smoke alarms due to their removal a few years back. Having smoke alarms in your house is very important in a situation like this and they should never be removed. The damage in the woman’s home is estimated around $40,000. This is one reason why having Las Vegas home insurance can come in handy in such a situation. Not only was there a ton of damage to her home, but to outside property as well.

Always have an evacuation plan in place in case a fire starts in the middle of the night. Everyone should know how to safety get out of their rooms in case the fire is outside of their door. You should remember to stay low to the ground so you do not inhale smoke when you are exiting the house as well. Do not try and grab personal belongings, just make sure you can get out of the house safely.

After the fire make sure you take pictures of the damages and call your insurance company right away to file a claim. In the recent news story of the Las Vegas home fire there was an excessive amount of damage. You never know how out of control a fire might get, or how sudden it can occur. Make sure you are prepared with an evacuation plan and homeowners policy. It could save your life. 

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