The increased use of fireplaces as well as space heaters and unwatered Christmas can make chances of a fire in your home more likely.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Editor's note: The following information is taken from a press release provided by the National Fire Sprinkler Association. The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the longest-tenured fire sprinkler advocacy organization in the U.S., reminds families to take time during the winter months to review the dangers of fire with their loved ones. The U.S. Fire Administration estimates an average of 945 deaths, 3,825 injuries, and almost 2 billion dollars in property damage each winter. “With the increased use of fireplaces and home heating systems during the winter months, families need to take the proper precautions to prevent potentially dangerous fire situations,” said Russell Fleming, President of the NFSA. “Holiday decorations can …
Power restored to the 2,600 Port Washington residents affected Saturday night as We Energies officials still work to find the location of the problem.
About 2,600 customers were affected by a momentary power loss in Port Washington on Saturday night, and We Energies officials are still working to find the exact cause. Cathy Schulze of We Energies said the company suspects an equipment problem and was working to find a faulty cable that is likely the cause of the problem. In the meantime, officials were able to reroute electricity to customers in the area, restoring power by about 9 p.m. Saturday. The outage had occurred shortly before 7 p.m., and customers typically reported flickering lights before the power went out. The affected area that remained without power the longest is bordered by the following streets: Lake Drive, Chestnut Street, Middle Road and Spring Street, Schulze said. …