In a new video, fire department leaders warn residents not to turn on the fire extinguishing devices until it’s safe to do so.
“Fire extinguishers are great for your home but they are also a dangerous device,” says one firefighter in the video.
“The last thing you want to do is put a fire out in your home.”
The video is posted online.
In a separate video posted on Wednesday, a woman in Colorado is seen putting her fire extinguiser into her home to make sure it’s working properly.
“When you put your extinguisher in, you are putting it at risk for fire,” the woman tells her neighbors.
“I’m just worried that if I put my fire extinguizer in, it will catch fire,” she said.