Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Southwest Washington
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Heads Up to Smokers
I am not a smoker, and those of you who are - maybe you are all aware of this, but I certainly had no clue. Back in my husband's hometown, there recently was a fire that started on the deck of one house and spread to a neighboring house, destroying both; however, the residents managed to get out.
The cause of the fire? Cigarettes being 'put out' in potted plants on the deck of one of the homes. Evidently potting soil is very combustible - they said it is like putting a cigarette into tissue. The decking under the pot eventually caught on fire and spread to a propane tank that was attached to a barbecue. My son does smoke, and when he visits, he sits out on the porch in my rocking chair and puts his cigarette out in - you guessed it - my potted plants! I guess I will fill a pot with sand for him. I had no idea, and thought maybe there were others who also did not know so wanted to give a heads up.
Linda, Augie & Finn's Mom