Vientiane fire brigade on Thursday issued a stern warning to property owners to replace old electrical cables in their buildings to prevent the outbreak of fire.
According to the brigade, poorly maintained or damaged electrical cables and equipment is now one of the leading causes of fire and is destroying houses in Vientiane almost every day.
Those who own or live in properties wired with old cable are strongly encouraged to replace it for their own safety.
J&C recommends you to ensure you have your own fire extinguishers and before leaving the house to switch off all electrical equipment. Last but not least you should check with your landlord if your house is sufficiently covered through a home insurance.
Source: Vientiane Times