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Christmas tree safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association and the Golder Ranch Fire District.
(Family Features) It's no surprise that as the holiday season approaches, family and friends gather to celebrate. With more cooking, decorating and rituals that include candles and open flames, the risk of house fires and pediatric burn injuries increase drastically during the month of December.
(BPT) - When the weather cools and fall arrives, do you sigh in relief, assuming your allergies will settle down until spring? Don’t let your guard down so soon – fall and winter present unique risks for people with allergies and asthma.
(BPT) - For many pests, including rodents, spiders and cockroaches, the change in season indicates the need to find shelter from the colder temperatures ahead. In some cases, this shelter is the same place that keeps your family warm and dry.
(BPT) - Summer is all about spending time outdoors – either at home or away. Whether you’re hitting the road or taking a trip to the local park, it’s time for fun in the sun. And when you’re preparing for fun outside, remember that there are safety concerns to consider as well.
(BPT) - With the arrival of warm summer temperatures, it’s time to brighten the home with sensational summer shades. And it’s easy to add a pop of vibrant color with the help from the experts at Krylon spray paint.
(BPT) - Summer vacation means children, teens and in-betweens are spending more time at home, resulting in more messes, mud and madness. By tackling a few projects around the home now, you’ll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful weather and carefree days ahead.
(BPT) - Home improvement season is in full swing, and homeowners across the country are deciding which projects to tackle this year. By taking a strategic approach to selecting home improvements, you can go beyond adding value to your property – you can also boost your comfort and safety as well.
I haven’t been the same since that time I took up bicycling. My son, the triathlete, extolled the health benefits of riding a bike. I had a bike as a kid and I liked it. It was freedom. But now, in my third age, it was about exercise. About heart health, stronger lungs, increasing brain power and living longer.
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(StatePoint) After a busy work week, it can be hard to get motivated to complete chores and tasks around the house. And knowing what tasks to do and when to do them may not come intuitively for everyone. But neglecting home maintenance is a mistake, say experts.
Just before bedtime last night I reminded my husband that the water softener was in need of salt. Out he dutifully went, to do as I had asked. It was only moments later when I heard an echoing boom from the garage. I went to check and saw water seeping into the house. I hesitated only briefly, unsure if I really wanted to know what was happening on the other side of that door. If my husband’s safety were accounted for I might not have looked, but I had to. I opened the door to find my husband drenched by water that sprayed violent as a fire hydrant from a busted water softening unit. He fought to get a grip of a slippery valve so that he could shut the water off at the source. Unfortunately, the water kept spraying all the while. We were up late into the night, fully emptying the garage and sweeping as much water as we could out from inside. The wet/dry vac also came in quite handy.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department found 31-year-old Jared Ross inside a home on after a standoff late Thursday night.
Around 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Pima County Sheriffs and Northwest Fire responded to a house on the 6700 block of North Galaxy Road after receiving a call about an explosion.
Very rarely do one or two sentences tell us much about a person. But every once in a while, just a few words – from “tear down this wall” to “let them eat cake” – can speak volumes about a public official, succinctly and effectively crystalizing his or her belief system for the public at large.
No one was injured in the free-standing garage fire on Silverbell Road.
At approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday, units from the Avra Valley Fire District responded to reports of a garage fire on Silverbell Road.
According the Tucson Herpetological Society, 15 species of rattlesnakes live in the Northwest region.