An average of 1,700 home fires per year are caused by instances of spontaneous combustion or chemical reaction. Follow these tips to help prevent emergencies around the house: 1. Store products in their original containers out of the reach of children and pets, 2. Store anything that can catch on fire away from your home, 3. Wear gloves or goggles when you use these materials, 4. Don’t mix products. This can cause deadly gases or cause a fire, 5. Follow the instructions on the label when you need to throw a product out. For more information click here.