In mid-June, a quick-thinking Happy Valley family were able to escape tragedy by getting off their house-boat, which had been engulfed by flames.
In this issue, we’ll tell you what happened, and share tips for how you can prevent a similar event from happening to you.
HOW THE HAPPY VALLEY FAMILY ESCAPED TRAGEDY
The family were playing cards in the dining area of their houseboat when smoke was noticed coming from the boat’s refrigerator.
When a family member opened a cabinet door, flames came through a pantry wall.
Another family member tried to use a fire extinguisher to put the flames out, but was not successful. Instead, all were able to make it to their jet skis and leave the houseboat, which was eventually destroyed by the fire.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I NOTICE FIRE ON MY BOAT?
The Happy Valley family had it right by trying to put the fire out with an extinguisher.
If you’re in a similar situation, grab the extinguisher as quickly as you can, activate it and aim it at the base of the fire as you use short bursts and sweep it from side-to-side.
DO NOT use water on any fires that have been started by electricity, gas, oil or grease. Water will only help to spread the fire.
Other things to do include:
WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT A FIRE ON MY BOAT?
CALL J&M KEYSTONE FOR HOME AND BUSINESS FIRE RESTORATION IN SAN DIEGO
If your home or business is damaged or destroyed by fire, however, keep the home restoration experts at J&M Keystone in mind. The recovery, cleaning and restoration process after a home or business fire is usually a very involved one.
While it may be tempting to “call a friend of a friend” who you might think is capable of doing the job, your best bet is to leverage the skills of a licensed professional.
You can reach us 24/7 by calling 800-368-2757.
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