It's probably something you don't think of often or ever. How everyday items in your home could be potential fire hazards? We often overlook these, but let's shed some light on them today.

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Did you know that overloading electrical outlets or power extenders with too many appliances can cause overheating and potentially start a fire? Next up, dryer lint. It might seem harmless, but it's actually highly flammable. And with our dry Idaho air, the risk is even higher.

And let's not forget about the flammable materials we keep in our garages and sheds. These items can ignite or explode if stored improperly, from paint cans to propane tanks for our summer barbecues. Please keep them in well-ventilated areas, away from heat sources, and ideally in a dedicated storage cabinet.

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Cooking fires are another major concern, especially when you're trying to perfect that famous Idaho finger steak recipe and the oil gets too hot. Never leave cooking food unattended, and always have a fire extinguisher nearby. Lastly, don't forget about those hardworking smoke detectors. Test them once a month, replace batteries annually, and replace the unit every ten years. It's easy to forget, but it's crucial for our safety.

Those were just a couple of examples, so make sure to check out the entire list of fire hazards that are hidden in your home and what to do about them.

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