Fire prevention

carla17(Z7 NC)September 12, 2007

The original message was written by a lady whose brother

and his wife learned a hard lesson this past week.

Their house

burned down... nothing left but ashes.

They have good insurance so the house will be replaced with most of the contents -- that is the

good news.

However, they were sick when they found out the cause of the fire.

The insurance investigator sifted through the ashes for several


He had the cause of the fire traced to the master bathroom.

He asked her sister-in-law what she had plugged in the bathroom.

She listed the normal things....curling iron, blow dryer. He kept saying

to her, "No, this would be something that would disintegrate at high temperatures."

Then her sister-in-law remembered she had a Glade Plug-In, in the bathroom.

The investigator said that was the cause of the fire.

He said he

has seen more house fires started with the plug-in type room fresheners than anything else.

He said the plastic they are made

from is THIN plastic. He also said that in every case there was nothing left to prove that it even existed.

When the investigator

looked in the wall plug, sure enough the two prongs left from the plug-in were still in there.

Her sister-in-law had one of the plug-ins that had a small night light built in it.

She said she had noticed that the light would dim

and then finally go out.

She would walk in to the bathroom a few

hours later, and the light would be back on again The investigator

said that it was getting too hot, and would dim and go out rather than just blow the light bulb.

Once it cooled down it would come

back on. That is a warning sign The investigator said he

personally wouldn't have any type of plug in fragrance device anywhere and his house.

He has seen too many places that have been

burned down due to them.

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Sorry Carla but this is a hoax. The Urban Legend site has a complete writeup chieck it out here...

    Bookmark   September 12, 2007 at 9:58AM
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carla17(Z7 NC)

WHY do so called friends send me this???

Susanna, sounded good to me

    Bookmark   September 12, 2007 at 1:19PM
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Carla, I too had so called friends send me these things until I told them they had to look on before sending the email on or they were off my email. :) Seems to have worked I haven't seen too many lately. Also, most of these start with a friend of a friend...that way it sounds like you know them and yes most sound plausible but I look at snopes just the same. :)

Hope you are doing well!

    Bookmark   September 12, 2007 at 2:19PM
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Carla, please do not let it bother you, what comes across is your concern for others and that is very much appreciated. I am glad it is a hoax though, cos I admit I use them sometimes. There is one called Fresh Linen and I love that one.:)

    Bookmark   September 13, 2007 at 12:31AM
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