Closing your bedroom door when you sleep could help save your life

(Jacob Rodriguez, WTSP-TV.  Click to read the full story.  Here is an excerpt.)

It takes just 30 seconds for a small flame to get out of control and start a fire in your home. Minutes later, thick black smoke has filled your home. If you wake up to a fire, you only have time to escape – flames move too quickly and are too deadly.

The U.S. Fire Association says that toxic gases and smoke kills far more often than actual fire. Fire deaths are on the rise – in 2012, 2,855 people died nationwide from fires but the most recent data from 2015 shows 3,275 people died.

Keeping your smoke detector in good working order is the number one way to protect yourself from injury or death in the home.

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