While we all enjoy cozying up to a fire during the winter months, did you know that heaters and heating equipment are the second leading cause of house fires? Space heaters, which account for 4 out of 5 heating related fires, can be extremely dangerous if not given the appropriate clearance from combustible items. Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from portable heaters, furnaces, fireplaces, and wood stoves! Follow the tips below to ensure that you and your family remain safe when the temperature drops!
Based on 2014-2018 annual averages: