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小心宠物在家惹祸 Pets can turn stoves, decor into fire hazar

更新时间:2012-11-16    来源/发布:www.en369.cn    作者/编辑:英语作文网

Associated Press
Pet owners are aware of the potential for accidents when they leave their animals home alone — but perhaps not the kind that befell a Vancouver, Wash., family earlier this year: Their new puppy ignited a burner trying to reach food that had been left on the stove, causing a fire that destroyed the house and killed the dog.
Pets and other animals inadvertently set more than 500 house fires every year in this country, according to John R. Hall Jr. of the National Fire Protection Association.
Pets especially need monitoring around holidays, when owners may be cooking or baking treats more often or when potentially flammable decorations are out. Christmas trees can topple when cats and dogs try to explore or climb them, and decorations may overload electrical outlets.
Here are ways to pet-proof a home to make these situations less likely:
• Keep the stove clear. Remove knobs or cover them if you leave the house.
• Keep fire extinguishers in rooms where fires are likely to start, like kitchens and garages.
• Place smoke detectors in every room. In kitchens, consider rate-of-rise detectors, which are triggered by rapid rises in temperature rather than smoke or steam.
• Use flameless candles.
• Thoroughly douse cigarettes in ashtrays and fires in fireplaces.
• Don’t use glass bowls to feed your pets on wooden surfaces. Sun can filter through glass and ignite wood.
• Keep leashes for pets close to the door so you or firefighters can grab animals and leave quickly.
• Keep a window cling with an updated list of the names of children and pets so firefighters can determine if anyone is missing in event of a fire.

一只独自在家无人照看的宠物狗为了抓到到灶台上的食物可能会引发火灾。

 

宠物主人在将宠物独自留在家里时应当意识到潜在的危险,但也有人疏忽大意,比如华盛顿州温哥华市就有这么一家人。今年年初,家里新抱养的小狗用爪子去抓主人留在灶台上的食物时,打着了灶具,结果引发火灾,不仅房子被烧毁,自己的性命也搭上了。

根据美国消防协会小约翰·霍尔先生介绍,每年美国的宠物和其它动物不经意地引发的家庭火灾有500多起。

在节日期间,主人要特别看管好自己的宠物,因为他们也许正在忙着炒菜或者烘烤美食或者把易燃的装饰物都摆挂出来。当猫、狗等宠物出于好奇或探究、或攀爬圣诞树时,装饰物也许会让电器插座过载。


下面是减少养宠物家庭火灾危险性的一些方法:

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