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.

 
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