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By Diane Sieker

What to do if you smell smoke


Last updated 8/31/2018 at 12:36pm

Diane Sieker

The Cranston Fire header presents an obvious source of smoke in the days of its most violent growth.

The late summer weather conditions have been dry with very little measurable rain in months. The humidity levels have been in the teens. These conditions are the perfect setting for a wildfire.

The smell of smoke instantly invokes fear and alarm in residents. Is there a fire close by? Is it an imminent threat to the home, family and pets? When should someone call 911 if there is smoke in the air?

Upon first becoming aware of the smell of smoke, residents should check to see if they are in immediate danger. Look around the property and in all directions. Determine which direction the smoke...

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