From Home Advisor & Gaithersburg Patch

House fires can have devastating and even deadly consequences. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, residential fires claim the lives of at least 3,000 Americans annually. These losses, while tragic, are a somber reminder of how important it is to take precautions against fire and to have an emergency plan in place at home.

To help protect you and your loved ones, here are six tips to make your home fire safe.