TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Fire Department goes over safety tips as a part of the national pet fire safety day on Monday.
The national holiday is observed as a reminder to keep animals safe, knowing how to treat the animal, and preparation in case of emergency.
Barrett Baker Battalion Chief of Tucson Fire Department says “When it comes to the thing that are around the house that could potentially burn them, obviously heaters, fireworks, any sort of open flame. It’s really just important to know where the animals are and prevent them from getting to those fire hazards.”
The safety tips to prevent pets from starting fires are "extinguish open flames, remove stove knobs, invest in flameless candles, secure young pets," that's according to the American Red Cross.
Baker says if the animal is exposed to fire or inhalation take them to the veterinary hospital or if they are inside an active fire wait for firefighter crews to rescue them.
To read more on how to keep you pets safe visit American Red Cross.
For more information about the history of national pet fire safety day visit American Kennel Club.