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As the weather cool down, seaside communities will be looking to enjoy their beaches at night without freezing their butts off. But before you head to the beach for your first bonfire of the season, here’s one important recommendation if you want to avoid inhaling toxic chemicals: Don’t burn any driftwood you might find on the beach.

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Unexpected fires are, for the most part, viewed as a bad thing, which is why some people were quite alarmed when this very shiny BLANDA BLANK serving bowl from IKEA caused some grapes — and later some newspaper — to go up in smoke.

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It doesn’t happen often, but emergency services can go down. Currently, 911 service is down across several states in the U.S. after a massive outage at a CenturyLink data center. While some of the initially-out-of-service cities are already up and running again, others are still down.

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When you're in the midst of an area fire, it's hard to breathe, much less think. As a veteran of the devastating Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires in Colorado Springs, I can attest to that. Australia has always had it rough regarding bushfires, and while many eyes are turned to the active bushfire in southwest Sydney right now, it's important to be prepared for an emergency no matter where you live.

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A lot of people have strong feelings about flag burning. It's often considered to be the ultimate unpatriotic act or even a precursor to violence. If you really want people to think you hate your country -- burning the flag will usually do it. But regardless of the social and political implications of the act, is flag burning actually illegal?

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If you haven't watered your Christmas tree since you forgot about it on Boxing Day, now is the time to get it out of your house. Unwatered Christmas trees are a huge fire hazard, as this video from the US National Fire Protection Association clearly shows.

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A Current Affair recently published a story titled Candle Warning that had all of the customary fear mongering flair that its brand has become synonymous with. The subject -- exploding glass candles and how they’re a danger to your home. Three minutes of concerned mothers, hidden video cameras and a few tips on how to avoid burning your house down and you have yourself some glorious Facebook clickbait.

I worked for a candle company for a number of years and I can confirm that candle explosions are quite a legitimate problem. I can also attest that most of the time these incidents occur due to a lack of education or common sense. Here’s the thing, scented candles are a lovely luxury but they still involve fire; something that is always potential danger when you’re not careful.

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It's not the most practical thing in the world, but if you've never eaten meat cooked slowly, roasted over a fire, you're missing out. This video from ChefSteps shows you how you can turn the fireplace you have at home into a roaring fire pit, perfect for roasting meat -- or a whole pig.