It's that time of the year where many of us will be digging out space heaters out of storage but before turning it on, here are some tips to help you stay safe.
National Fire Protection Association says “heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February.”
NFPA shares these tips:
It's not just the electronic heating devices, the Lake Charles Fire Department Chief Keith Murray said people should be cautious of Christmas trees and lights.
“You have to keep that water in that Christmas tree at all times,” he said. “They are selling Christmas trees now around Halloween and no matter how you take care of that tree, that tree is going to be drying up. Keep anything, an open flame or heat source away from those Christmas trees you will not believe how fast those Christmas trees go up, it's to the point it will go up so fast there's no way you can put it out."
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