This morning i woke up with my bed on fire. Yes im one of these idiots that sleep with a heat on full crank next to me. Done it for years always been careful, never had a prob...
My old heater had a thermo that cut it out... The heater i have now is a open type halogen thing, there no theremo and big open hot face, Somehow part of my quilt/doona fell onto it whilst asleep - it is a good 2 feet from the bed - I woke up with a corner of it on fire, black smoke everywhere an it dripping metly plastic stuff all over the floor. Luckily cos im such a cheapskate and i live in granny flat - and my bedroom is actually half a kitchen, so there a tap about 2 metres from my bed, In the whole doona went into the sink, made a mess, but no one died.
Kinda strange is that the g/f and i were only joking/talking about it the other day. I actually mentioned what i would do if it happened, so i guess in a way. i was sorta prepared - Fire plans dont hurt.
I always thought it would happen to someone else.
Food for thought