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By Renee Summers
Telegram Reporter 

Fire Inspectors Urge Residents to Pay Attention to Electrical Safety this Winter


December 24, 2020

As of December 8, Michigan had experienced 93 residential fires with fatalities. In fact, multi-fatality fires have jumped 78 percent from a year ago. The Michigan Fire Inspectors Society (MFIS) is urging residents to pay extra attention to electrical safety indoors this holiday season.

Holiday time is typically more prone to fire accidents, but this year more and more people are working from home and students are doing classwork virtually, prompting increased use of various electrical devices and charging stations. MFIS cautions that many may have unknowingly overloaded outlets and power stri...

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