Home Heating Fire Safety Tips

Fires and fire deaths nowadays are usually caused by faulty heating equipment, some were close to things that can burn such as upholstered furniture, clothing, mattress, or bedding. Because of these, the Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s Office advises people to follow the following heating fire safety tips:

  • All heating equipment should be UL approved and cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional prior to being used each year.
  • Remember to keep clothes, drapes, and anything else combustible at least 3 feet away from all heating equipment, especially space heaters.
  • Inspect the space heater’s power cord for damage, fraying or heat. If the cord inspection reveals any of these issues, the heater should be replaced. Proper cleaning is essential and should be done regularly.
  • Never use space heaters while you sleep, when you are away from home, or in areas where children may be without adult supervision.

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