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Space heater Safety Alert

 

January 11, 2018



January 9, 2018 – Keeping sufficiently warm during the winter months can prove challenging, particularly when frigid temperatures persist, as they have recently for much of the country. While portable space heaters can help generate heat, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding the public that they do present potential fire hazards and must be used with caution.

Space heaters account for 43 percent of U.S. home heating fires and 85 percent of associated deaths; NFPA urges the public to use portable space heaters with caution

According to NFPA’s latest U.S. Home Fire...



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