Fire Dept D-G: Have extinguishers and smoke detectors at home


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  • Saturday, 21 Jan 2017

Safety steps: The Fire and Rescue Department is encouraging house owners to install smoke detectors.

PUTRAJAYA: Households around the country should be equipped with at least a fire extinguisher and smoke detectors as most of the 107 deaths due to fire last year occurred at home.

Fire and Rescue Department director-general Datuk Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim said 57% of fires at home were caused by electrical short circuits or the wrong usage of electrical items.

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