Halloween Fire Safety
BATON ROUGE - Halloween can be scary in more ways than one. There are an average of 1,000 reported fires each year caused by flammable Halloween decorations.
Fire Marshal Butch Browning joined us on 2une In this morning with tips to keep you safe. About 40% of those are caused by open flames.
"We want to warn people about using candles, campfires and bonfires," he told John Pastorek. "Use flashlights, but if you want to use a candle, use the new LED ones that are very safe."
When it comes to trick or treating, Browning recommends costumes that are bright-colored and tight-fitting and says to make sure your costumes are flame retardant and have reflective material.
Browning also talked about the time change this weekend. He says it's the perfect time to make sure your smoke detectors are working properly. Temperatures are starting to fall, meaning more people will be firing up heaters and space heaters. Winter is the time of year we typically see a spike in fire-related deaths.
For more information, watch the video. We'll have more of our interview with Butch Browning on WBRZ News 2 at Noon.
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