Fire safety will be the main focus of TVNZ's Seven Sharp programme next Monday.

The current affairs show will use their slot from 7:00 to 7:30pm on April 30th to focus on fire safety and changing people's behaviour around the use of electronics.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand will be burning down a house in Palmerston North on live TV.



Watch the clip from Seven Sharp(external link)

The segment will be used to highlight the risks of leaving laptops, tablets and phones on duvets and other bedding material, meaning they can't cool adequately, can overheat and potentially start a fire.

It will also reinforce the importance of smoke alarms, especially in bedrooms, as people can't smell the smoke when they are sleeping.

National Advisor Fire Risk Management Pete Gallagher will be in the studio to point out fire hazards most people aren't aware of, and get across key prevention and safety tips.

We will also be streaming this live to the Fire and Emergency Facebook page so people can get an understanding of these messages and fire behaviour, so please share or follow link) #houseonfire.

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