Do you have fire extinguisher in your house?

@thelme55 (14014)
Germany
September 8, 2016 10:21am CST
Almost 2 hours ago, we had fire in the neighbourhood. I was blogging when I smelt something burnt. It smelt like a smoke. I immediately went to the kitchen to check if something was burning. There was nothing. I didn't smell anything. I went at the back of the house thinking that my brother has burnt something. Not a smell of smoke. I called my father and my cousin if they had smelt something burning. We then all run to the front window and there we smelt the burning of something plastic. Fire! Fire! Fire! I went down immediately checking what was going on. My brother was already out of our gate. My cousin in front of the gate. What did I do? I went to the faucet which has a long hose and started watering the wall of our front house. "What are you doing?" asked my father. "Watering the facade of our house to secure from fire", said I. "It's still far," said my father. "I know, I just want to prepare," . Then I heard fire truck siren and I put off the water hose and went outside the gate into the street bringing my tablet with me. I mingled with the people and watched the fire. It was behind the house in front of our house, across the street. I was trembling taking the video. I posted this video in fb. The fire was put out and I can sleep calmly now. I was glad that there was a strong rain the whole night before this fire went on. I don't know yet what causes the fire. I will know that tomorrow from my sister-in-law who knows the neighbourhood. Thinking about the fire, I have thought of fire extinguisher. Do you have fire extiguisher at home. I don't have that here in my house in the Philippines. I have to buy it soon. Do you have fire extinguisher? I have taken 3 videos of the fire and only 1 photo. That is the photo above. It looks so dark because I forgot to put on the light in our gate. Good night as it is almost midnight here in my home country. Thanks God we are safe. Update: Sorry about the photo. I kept on changing it in the right position, but it didn't function.
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@LadyDuck (147631)
• Switzerland
8 Sep 16
Yes, I have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and one in the garage, it's better to be prepared in case of accident.
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
8 Sep 16
Yes @LadyDuck. We should be prepared just in case.
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• United States
13 Sep 16
and accidents can happen @ladyduck so I am grateful for this 'reminder type' post from @thelme55 who probably without even knowing if her post would impact and have people look at their fire extinguishers, I discover mine is empty and useless, so a new one is due
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@LadyDuck (147631)
• Switzerland
13 Sep 16
@enlightenedpsych2 I write the expiry date on the calendar that I hang in the kitchen, so I do not forget. I think that for this kind of reminders written notes are still a lot better than smartphones and computers.
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
9 Sep 16
Thank God you are all safe and the fire didn't reach your house . I think our fire extinguisher is already expired and was always forgotten to be replaced .
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
9 Sep 16
Yes, I am thankful about that too @SIMPLYD. So there´s an expiration of fire extinguisher? I did not know that. Thanks for the info. I wonder how much fire extinguisher costs in Philippines peso.
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
9 Sep 16
@thelme55 I think it,s nt exactly expiration but i think it evaporates when not used for a long time which is in a year's time . So that's why every year it has to be refilled .
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
10 Sep 16
@SIMPLYD that would be expensive to buy every year. Do you know how much it costs?
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@Corbin5 (100029)
• United States
8 Sep 16
So relieved to hear you all are safe. Yes, we have a fire extinguisher in our kitchen.
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
10 Sep 16
That's good @Corbin5. Do you buy new every year? I heard fire extinguisher has an expiry date.
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@Corbin5 (100029)
• United States
10 Sep 16
@thelme55 No, not every year. Off to check to see if it has expired. Thank you for that tip.
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
11 Sep 16
@Corbin5 you are very welcome.
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@Hannihar (29794)
17 Dec
We do not have a fire extinguisher. There was a fire close by my old building where I lived every summer.
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
17 Dec
I see @HanniHar. Where you not in panic when there was a fire close to your building? I would be.
@Hannihar (29794)
18 Dec
@thelme55 It was scary but they finally got it out. Thanks for asking Thelma. That means a lot.
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@sunrisefan (17121)
• Philippines
11 Sep 16
It's good that the firetrucks arrived on time to put out the fire.
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
12 Sep 16
Yes, it was good @sunrisefan or else there were many houses burnt.
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@sunrisefan (17121)
• Philippines
12 Sep 16
@thelme55 Good job, Ms. Thelma!
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• United States
8 Sep 16
thank goodness y'all did've those rains 'r that fire could'a spread quickly. i hope nobody t'was injured from such. yes ma'am, i've several fire extinguishers'n my house, also 've 'em'n my auto's 'n the barns.
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
10 Sep 16
Yes, it could have spread so fast if it was not raining before the fire. The owner of the burnt house lives now with relatives. At least nobody was hurt @crazyhorseladycx
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• United States
11 Sep 16
@thelme55 i'm relieved that nobody t'was hurt, hon. i know that losin' one's belongin's 'n home though 'tis quite traumatic'n 'ts own.
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• United States
13 Sep 16
Good for you to think quick on dousing the house front with moisture to repel the flames and as far as us having a fire extinguisher that is working, I am ashamed to admit ours is currently NOT working BUT will get a replacement before the end of this month . . . thanks for the reminder my friend as I checked it after reading your post and sure enough, empty and useless so a new extinguisher is in the works
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
13 Sep 16
Thank you @enlightenedpsych2. You are welcome. I still have to buy fire extinguisher. I have not been out to the city to buy that. The heat of the sun makes me lazy here in going out.
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@jaboUK (53403)
• United Kingdom
11 Sep 16
Fire is very frightening, and you are right - we should be prepared. I don't have an extinguisher either.
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
13 Sep 16
Yes, it is very frightening. @jaboUK
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• Austin, Texas
8 Sep 16
Thank God you and your family are safe. We live in apartments. The owners are legally required to have fire extinguishers in every unit. Not that it would do me any good because I don't know how to work it! I am glad that we also have a smoke detector alarm. Because I do know how to run!
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
9 Sep 16
Yes, I am thankful about that @cmoneyspinner. I don´t have a smoke detector either. I have to buy that, too. At least we know how to run
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@acelawrites (10933)
• Philippines
8 Sep 16
Yes, I have to bend my head to the left to figure it out! ha ha ha! You were really so nervous that's why. But fire extinguishers have expiry dates too, I know it is just for a year, but it is really needed for such emergencies.
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
10 Sep 16
Yes, I was so nervous @acelawrites. I was not able to recognise my voice in the video I have taken. Thanks for the info.
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
8 Sep 16
We don't have one ;(
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
10 Sep 16
Same with us @Lucky15.
@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Sep 16
I live in a retirement center and we have fire extinguishers three on each floor and all our rooms have sprinkler system in case of a fire
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
8 Sep 16
That is great @Hatley. Your retirement home is so prepared. Well done.
@amadeo (61718)
• United States
8 Sep 16
yes,do have one.Had one for years and change them frequently
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
8 Sep 16
That is good @amadeo. Well done.
@Teep11 (6945)
• United States
8 Sep 16
You know there's so many without fire extinguishers. Do you have fire drills for your family. You know doing so is a good idea. Be blessed.
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
8 Sep 16
No, I don't have fire drills @Teep11. How to do it? Thanks for the idea. God bless you, too.
@sharon6345 (118508)
• United States
8 Sep 16
That was a close call you did good watering your house.
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
8 Sep 16
Yes, it was @sharon6345. I can't remember where I got the idea of watering the walls of the house. Maybe from too much reading.
@andriaperry (46450)
• United States
8 Sep 16
Glad they put it out fast. No I do not have one but I do need one.
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@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
8 Sep 16
I am glad too @andriaperry. We both need one.
@moffittjc (41198)
• Gainesville, Florida
8 Sep 16
I keep a fire extinguisher in my kitchen.
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
8 Sep 16
We have one but we need to get a second one.
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@Inlemay (16490)
• South Africa
8 Sep 16
I do have one
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• Fujian, China
8 Sep 16
There is a fire extinguisher at home is a Necessary.Otherwise, what to do if there's a fire!Every room is equipped with a fire extinguisher.And you should always check them.
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