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NV Energy Offers 5 Tips for a Safe 4th

June 29, 2016
5:00pm

NV Energy encourages customers to celebrate safely this Independence Day holiday with the following five safety tips.

  1. Always have an adult supervise firework activities. Even sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
     
  2. Barbeque wisely. On average, 8,800 homes catch fire every year as a result of grilling, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Although it's very hot outside, never use a grill indoors or leave it unattended. Also make sure that the grill is a safe distance from siding, decks and other flammable materials.
     
  3. In areas where fireworks are legal, be conscious of overhead power line locations before lighting them in order to avoid contact.
     
  4. If digging a fire pit or building a deck, call 811 at least 48 hours before the excavation. It's a free service to ensure that you will not damage any utility lines.
     
  5. If Mylar balloons are part of your Independence Day celebration, keep them tethered. They can become tangled in power lines and cause outages. Before discarding, puncture the balloons to eliminate any lingering helium that may cause them to float.
     

For additional information on electrical and gas safety, visit nvenergy.com/safety.

NV Energy, Inc. provides a wide range of energy services to 1.3 million customers throughout Nevada and more than 40 million tourists annually.  NV Energy is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, are doing business as NV Energy. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Information about NV Energy is available on the company's website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via nvenergy.com.

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For further information: Acamea Deadwiler, NV Energy 702-402-5222, adeadwiler@nvenergy.com