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Winter Fire Safety

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The weather is getting colder and people are looking for ways to keep war. But, using a heater or fireplace can easily start a fire. Firefighters say that people often place their clothes, pillows, or newspaper too close to a heater or fireplace.

They recommend a 3-foot gap between your heater, fireplace, or stove. Firefighters say that people many times forget to move things away from heaters after the summer. They also say you should take a tour around your house and check for other possible fire starters.

Firefighters say electric blankets are also a common cause of indoor fires. They say that with all heating devices people should make sure to look at the manufaturer's instructions and make sure they are using them correctly. Firefighters say that a quick check of your house could keep your home and family safe.