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Posted on: October 27, 2020

CGFD Wants You to Put the Freeze on Winter Fires

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Home fires occur more in the winter than in any other season. As you stay cozy and warm this winter season, be fire smart!

· Half of all home heating fires occur in the months of December, January and February

· Heating equipment is involved in one in every seven reported home fires and one in every five home fire deaths

· Plug only one heat-producing appliance (such as a space heater) into an electrical outlet at a time

· Have a qualified professional  clean and inspect your chimney and vents every year

· Space heaters are a good alternative heat source as long as they are in good repair and at least three feet from combustibles. Never heat your home or apartment with the stove or oven

· Keep anything that can burn at least three feet from any heat source like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators or space heaters

· Make sure you have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and also be sure to test them monthly

 

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