Cool Your Ashes: Prevent House Fires

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Cool Your Ashes: Prevent House Fires

Improper ash disposal has become a common cause of many fires lately. Never dispose of ashes in garbage or recycle containers, plastic containers or paper bags. It doesn’t take much heat for these types of containers to burst into flames. Read on and be safe:




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Coreopsis, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5275
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Coreopsis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Common names include calliopsis and tickseed, a name shared with various other plants.
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Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Comments (18)

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Very important message this morning Roy. Danger is lurking around those ashes from a fireplace, so the above 5 tips need to be read.

Nov 26, 2021 04:25 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This is good advice and hopefully, everyone will adhere to it and there will be no fires.

Nov 26, 2021 04:51 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. Bee years since I had a wood burning fireplace or used charcoal for grilling. Remember well the precautions necessary. Enjoy your day.

Nov 26, 2021 04:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Excellent PSA, Roy... so many house fires have started with the incorrect disposal of hot ashes.

Nov 26, 2021 05:02 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Roy - being and staying aware each day is important.  There are some seasonal activities that may cause extra attention to our awareness.  

Nov 26, 2021 05:57 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Thank you for the post.  Enjoy your Holiday weekend. bill 

Nov 26, 2021 06:47 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

 Hello Roy and thanks for sharing this great information with us once again in the Rain.  Make it a super day!

Nov 26, 2021 09:59 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


This is wonderful advice.  We keep our ashes tightly under the lid.  We are very prudent given our area.  A

Nov 26, 2021 03:05 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That's important information to share this time of year.  I haven't lit my fireplace yet this year, but suspect it won't be long now.

Nov 27, 2021 03:22 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to receive your feedback.

Nov 29, 2021 05:47 AM