|Heating is the 2nd leading cause of home fires|
|By Member Ed St. Louis|
|December 3, 2019|
Install and test carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month.
Have a qualified professional clean and inspect your chimney and vents every year.
Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container, and keep it outside at least 10 feet from your home and any nearby buildings.
Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from any heat source like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators or space heaters.
Plug only one heat-producing appliance (such as a space heater) into an electrical outlet at a time.
Never use an oven to heat your home.
Turn space heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.