Home safety checklist launched in Lincolnshire

Spalding community fire safety officer Annie Best.
Spalding community fire safety officer Annie Best.
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A new home safety checklist has been launched aimed at cutting the number of house fires in Lincolnshire.

More than 50 accidental fires were reported across the county between April and June of this year, a 38 per cent drop compared to the same period in 2013.

But Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, which has launched the checklist, is keen to reduce the number of house fires further by making people more aware of the hazards inside their home.

Annie Best, community fire safety officer in Spalding, said: “We have created this do-it-yourself toolkit to help people check they are really safe and sound.”

“Having a working smoke alarm goes a long way to reducing the risk of a serious fire in your home.

“But our aim is to prevent fires from starting in the first place and if people do find any risks, some of which could spark a fire, our checklist will tell you how to put it right.”