Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2015’

Edmonton Fire Chief trying to get people to butt out safely on balconies

Phillips Lofts

Edmonton’s fire chief hopes a new public awareness campaign he’s spearheading will prevent apartment fires caused by cigarettes left smouldering on balconies. Since 2010, fires caused by cigarettes left unattended on a balcony have been responsible for nearly $45 million in fire damage, and Chief Ken Block said people have to start thinking about the risk. “We need to make …

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