Sunday , 17 December 2017

Two-Alarm Fire Damages McKinney Home

The McKinney Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire on Barkridge Drive at 3:20 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, after  McKinney Police units noticed smoke at the rear of a structure.  Arriving MFD units reported smoke from the roof of a single family residence and requested a second alarm.  A total of 19 MFD apparatus, with 36 personnel responded, declaring the fire under control at 4:15 p.m. Total loss is estimated at $280,000.

fireThe fire, believed to have started in the back yard/patio area by the inappropriate discard of a cigarette, resulted in the treatment and transport of one civilian by MFD ambulance for smoke inhalation.  The injury was not considered life-threatening.

The MFD offers the following tips to avoid a smoking materials related fire:
·         Only smoke outside.
·         Do not discard cigarettes in vegetation such as mulch, potted plants, landscaping or other things that may ignite easily.
·         Never smoke in bed.
·         Never smoke if you are sleepy.
·         Always douse butts and ashes in water or sand prior to disposal to ensure that they are completely extinguished.

For additional information on smoking safety visit www.nfpa.org/education.

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