What is killing a lot of French people at home?

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Your dream French real estate can be burned down and lives can be lost if a fire starts and gets out of control. One way to help prevent tragedy is to install a smoke detector.

According to the French minister of Housing a fire happens every two minutes in France causing 10,000 injuries and 800 deaths each year.

What is shocking is that according to an article in Explorimmo Gaëlle Alloin a director of marketing for KIDDE, a company that sells smoke detectors “only around 60 to 65 percent of homes in France have a smoke detector” even though a law requiring the installation of a smoke detector in French homes came into effect almost one year ago. Read more here.

Make sure that when you move into your new French property you check smoke detectors are in place and functioning and keep them maintained.