FIRE!! Do you have an Emergency Action Plan for a Fire in Your Home?

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Home Inspector with HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC

FIRE!  Do you have an emergency action plan for a fire in your home?

Look at the pictures below.  Recently I inspected a townhome that was inhabited by a family of 5.  The three children were about 5, 3 and 1.5 years old.  All bedrooms are upstairs in the two story townhouse.  Across the street was a terrifying scene shown in the pictures below.  A row of 5 townhouses exactly like the one I was inspecting.  Obviously a horrific fire had devastated four of the units in the row of townhomes.  Reports indicate a propane gas grill may have started the fire.  As I looked at the family who lived in the home I was inspecting I wondered if they had a plan in case of a similar situation in their home.  This first picture is the front of the complex.

Fire Photo 1

The photo below is of the rear of the complex.

Fire Photo 2

The next picture is a closeup of one of the units.  This one appeared to be where the fire started.

Fire Photo 3

All families should have an emergency action plan in case of a disaster like this.  Especially those with children in the home.

Thank you,

Richard Acree

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Bill Reddington
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Wow. That looks like a pretty intense fire. Hopefully no one was hurt. Definitely have to have a plan with a 2 story. 

Oct 13, 2012 12:03 PM #1
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Robert Dirienzo
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Home Inspections - Nashville TN

Hello Bill,

Yes, an intense fire indeed.  I can only imagine how fast this could have moved through these townhomes.

Richard,

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Oct 14, 2012 01:18 AM #2
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