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  • #16
    FWIW, I haven't run across anything like this but, if I had, I probably wouldn't go into detail on a public forum about it.

    For starters, I don't know if you're who you say you are and I don't know who else might be reading this forum. Anyone here can claim to be anything. (We've caught enough fake firefighters here, why not fake fire investigators?) I certainly wouldn't want to give anyone any ideas.

    I'd suggest that you try contacting other agencies and fire marshal type organizations in your state through official channels. They'd be more likely to be able to help you with the sort of information you're seeking.
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    • #17
      The glade plug-ins also it wouldn't help if the scent is produced from the perfume if it's an oil too.
      Never like the things myself.
      http://www.overseastreatments.com

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      • #18
        Plug-In Air Freshener Causes Fire In N.C.: 12 Pets Die

        Posted: 10-07-2009

        BESSEMER CITY, N.C. --

        A plug-in air freshener is to blame for a Bessemer City fire that killed a dozen pets, investigators said.

        The blaze on Chestnut Wood Road early Wednesday took the lives of four dogs, four cats, a snake and an iguana. Firefighters were able to revive one of the family’s dogs and it survived.

        “Everybody look at what you have in your house,” said Gastonia's Assistant Fire Marshal Billy Glover.

        He said air fresheners that may seem harmless can turn out to be very dangerous.

        “This is the second one that I have investigated this week,” Glover said.

        He said the problem is that plug-ins use heat to spread the smell, and if it gets hot enough, the plastic will melt.

        “And then it gets the air to it and it bursts into flames,” he said.

        Glover said that is exactly what happened at the Bessemer City home. He said the plug-ins are safe to use sparingly, but check them often to make sure they don't overheat.

        He also suggests residents not keep flammable material near or under them.

        The Consumer Product Safety Commission said it’s rarely the case that a small plug-in device, like an air freshener or a night light, sparks a fire. It said most such fires are caused by faulty wiring in the house.

        One way to protect yourself is to look for the Underwriters Laboratories symbol on the product. It’s the UL logo seen on most electrical appliances.
        http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...8&sectionId=46

        So is this true, or is this poor investigation?
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        • #19
          Poor investigation. For alot of reasons.

          http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/glade.asp

          http://www.hoax-slayer.com/glade-plug-in-fire.html

          http://urbanlegends.about.com/librar..._freshener.htm
          Last edited by GeorgeWendtCFI; 10-08-2009, 01:43 PM.
          PROUD, HONORED AND HUMBLED RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HYDRANT AWARD - 10/2007.

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