This home in Sevierville, TN. suffered a damaged from an electrical fire, which started and ended up affecting the whole house, SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Co. were able to go out and board up the areas that needed to be boarded until the insurance company could come out and access the damages.
The American Red Cross has some tips to help prepare for house fires:
Install the right number of smoke alarms. Test them once a month and replace the batteries at least once a year.
Teach children what smoke alarms sound like and what to do when they hear one.
Ensure that all household members know two ways to escape from every room of your home and know the family meeting spot outside of your home.
Establish a family emergency communications plan and ensure that all household members know who to contact if they cannot find one another.
Practice escaping from your home at least twice a year. Press the smoke alarm test button or yell “Fire“ to alert everyone that they must get out.
Make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1.
Teach household members to STOP, DROP and ROLL if their clothes should catch on fire.