House fire in my area from chick heat lamp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NHchicks, May 30, 2010.

  1. NHchicks

    NHchicks Songster

    May 13, 2010
    Just a word of caution, there was a house fire near here yesterday caused by a chick heat lamp. I don't know how they had it rigged up, but the crate was on their closed in porch or something like that, and apparently the lamp caught the shavings on fire, it probably fell. Next time I have a heat lamp going, I'm going to be extra sure it's completely secured. The family was okay, but the house was ruined.
  2. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Good reminder for us all; thanks for posting.

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