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Heater Fire Safety

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

Electrical Heater Fire Electrical Heater Fire

The unexpected and unseasonal cold weather that hit the midwest and Texas last week has caused massive power outages, which in turn means loss of heat for millions of homeowners and businesses. With no clear end in site, many were turning to alternative heat sources which is a great time for a reminder about safe practice and use of alternative heat sources.

The information noted below is from the U.S. Fire Administration:

Heater Fire Safety

  • Make sure your heater has been tested by a recognized testing laboratory.
  • Make sure your heater has an automatic shutoff, so if it tips over, it shuts off.
  • Keep anything that can burn, like bedding, clothing and curtains, at least 3 feet away from your heater.
  • Place space heaters on a solid, flat surface.
  • Turn heaters off when you go to bed or leave the room.

For more information, go to https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/heating.html

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