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Grit dog

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Posted: 02/18/21 09:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is horrible for that person, considering that was definitely their home.
There’s also about a great chance it was an old school radiant propane heater.
And most likely ill placed, or combustibles placed too near it.
Or using the stove for heat.
Also most homeless people RVs are packed full of, whatever, and a rolling fire trap.
Add the cold, and all that to the typical drug and alcohol issues and this becomes a common occurrence.


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Posted: 02/20/21 12:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It was most likely NOT an electric heater.

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Some electric heaters get very hot on their front surface. The good ones have a guard on the front along with the tip over switch. But, I have seen cheaper ones with no guard so even if they have a tip over switch the could easily start a fire from their residual heat when they tip over.

Even with the guard if the electric heater was setting on something like shag carpet when it tipped over it could start a fire.

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