Recent media reports about house fires have given us something to worry about: We have less time to escape a house fire than ever before. But why? We asked Michael McLeieer at ESCAPE, and he tells WBCK it has to do with the materials modern furniture is made of, as well as a host of other things.

Other reports in media and social media have discussed the chance your high efficiency light bulbs could catch fire when they (finally) burn out. Turns out, it's only a select number.

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