Fire Safety

Did Potting Soil Start This Deck Fire?
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Did Potting Soil Start This Deck Fire?

As bizarre as it sounds, authorities think the fertilizer content of potting soil... More

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Deck Fire Blamed on Reflected Sunlight

A deck fire at a Vancouver, Washington home was caused by reflected sunlight from a nearby window that kindled a fire in a planter located on the deck. More

Reducing Fire Risks
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Reducing Fire Risks

Using fire-resistant building materials such as stucco, stone, and fiber cement... More

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Decks and Smokes Don't Mix
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Decks and Smokes Don't Mix

An improperly discarded cigarette on a wood deck in Dilworth, Minn., was the... More

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Code Change Cans Cookouts in CT Condos and Apartments

Thousands of apartment dwellers and condo owners will no longer be able to use a grill on their decks, thanks to a change Connecticut's recently revised Fire Prevention Code, which prohibits the use and storage of any type of grill or cooking device on decks, beneath overhangs, or within 10 feet of the building. More

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Another Option for Fire-Resistant Decks

Some pedestrian traffic coatings qualify as Class A, 1-hour fire-rated roof coverings. An installer advocates for their use on decks in a Wildland Urban Interface. More

Fire-Resistant Decks
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Fire-Resistant Decks

Using the right decking material makes a big difference in areas prone to wild fires More

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Outdoor Fireplaces Recalled

Nantucket Distributing has recalled clay outdoor fireplaces that were sold at Christmas Tree Shops between July and October 2013. More

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Town Bans Upholstered Furniture on Decks

Fire concerns have prompted officials in Lawrence, Kan., to ban upholstered furniture on decks and patios. More

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Trouble With Dryer Vents
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Trouble With Dryer Vents

Accommodating a dryer vent with a deck can be tricky More

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