Weather Tidbits: Winter Fire Safety Tips

This Weather Tidbits breaks down multiple winter fire safety tips for your home. Turn off portable heaters when away or asleep. Use one heat producing appliance per outlet. Keep flammable objects at least three feet from heat sources. For active fireplaces, have your chimney swept annually. Use a metal or heat-tempered glass screen with fireplace. Also, install and test smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors. Have your furnace inspected and cleaned annually. Lastly, never use an extension cord or power strip for heaters.

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