Another Milton homeowner awakened during the night to the sound of his smoke alarm, which alerted him to a sump pump on fire in his basement. Thanks to a working smoke alarm and the fire being extinguished quickly, there was a happy conclusion to this story.
The Milton Fire Department is concerned about repeated sump pump incidents and is urging residents to follow safety guidelines for sump pumps and ensure they have a submersible sump pump as the safest choice instead of the stem or column type that was involved in this latest incident.
The Milton Fire Department began an annual Home Safe program which includes free home fire safety inspections. The department visited over 2,000 homes last year. For more information visit their website