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Portable space heater tips can help prevent fires

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Prevention Information

- Keep all potential sources of fuel like paper, clothing, bedding or rugs at least three feet 
away from space heaters, stoves, or fireplaces. 

-Portable heaters and fireplaces should never be left unattended. Turn off space heaters and 
make sure any embers in the fireplace are extinguished before going to bed or leaving 
home.  

-If you must use a space heater, place it on a level, hard and nonflammable surface (such as 
ceramic tile floor), not on rugs or carpets or near bedding or drapes. Keep children and pets 
away from space heaters. 

-When buying a space heater, look for models that shut off automatically if the heater falls 
over as another safety measure.  

-Never use a cooking range or oven to heat your home.
 
-Keep fire in your fireplace by using a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks 
and rolling logs.
 
-Have wood and coal stoves, fireplaces, chimneys, and furnaces professionally inspected 
and cleaned once a year.   

Visit www.redcross.org/homefires for more information on how to prevent heating fires.

Sources: American Red Cross,* U.S. Fire Administration,** and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.***

 

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