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    Default This is why we have smoke alarms!!

    Just had to share this..

    I'm home alone with Ds1 and DS2 tonight h e just had dinner, DS2 is in bed and was just about to put DS2 in the bath and the smoke alarm went off. Went out checked the stove was off, yep nothing burning there. Stood with the broom trying to turn oft he smoke alarm wondering why it went off. I the. Looked at our gas heater. There was smoke coming from it because DS1 had pushed the wooden coffee table (yes we probably are a little bogan) up against the heater and it was burning!!!

    So scary! Thank goodness we had a smoke alarm (oh and that it isn't wake up DS2)

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    Scary. DH is sending me to buy new ones this week because he doesn't trust ours.

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    Yeah it was. Good on your DH. I've always been pretty blasé about them in the past. I have a family member that refuses to have them because of the radioactive material in them (very small amount comparable to travelling in an aeroplane according to my limited google research)

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    You are very lucky, smoke alarms are such a good thing. Just as well happened while you were awake and alert. Hope you are able to get some sleep tonight now and not panic too much.

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    So scary

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    Wow very scary. Im always checking our smoke alarms, especially when you read stories of people passing away in fires because of no smoke alarms. I also shut our bedroom doors as I did a fire safety course and they said it slows the fire down and reduces smoke.
    I get paranoid about everything though haha

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    Phew!

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    glad everything turned out ok!

    You've reminded me we need to check ours, so thank you!

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    If you have a house alarm, you can have the fire alarms
    hooked up to it so they run on mains power & actually sound your house alarm. Might be worth looking into for those with house alarms =)


 

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