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Put A Freeze On Winter Fires

The threat of winter fires is real, Home fires occur more in winter than in any other season. As you stay cozy and warm this winter season, be fire smart!

Winter Safety Tips

·  Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from any heat source like fireplaces, wood stoves,     radiators, or space heaters.

·   Plug only 1 heat-producing appliance (such as a space heater) into an electrical outlet at a time.

· Install and test carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month.

· Have a qualified professional clean and inspect your chimney and vents every year. Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container, and keep it outside at least 10 from your home and any nearby buildings.

For more information on how to prevent winter fires, visit www.usfa.fema.gov/winter/  and www.nfpa.org/winter/

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