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The Fire Hazards of Winter!

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

winter fire hazards, fire damage service Anything that can burn should be kept at least three feet away from heating equipment!!

Keeping ourselves and our houses warm during winter can rapidly turn into a fire hazard, whether it's with a space heater, candles, or an electric blanket. There are various things you can do to make your home more fire-safe, as well as activities you can personally adopt to assist you to stay safe this winter.


  • Candles should be kept at least 3 feet away from anything that can catch fire.
  • Place candles in robust holders and in places where they won't be easily knocked over.
  • Make sure that candles are out of reach of youngsters and dogs.
  • If you leave the room, fall asleep, or go to bed, extinguish all candles.

Electrical equipment/appliances

  • Only use one wall outlet at a time to plug in a heat-producing gadget (coffee maker, space heater, microwave, etc.).
  • When using a heat-producing appliance, never utilize an extension cord.
  • Extension cords should only be used for a short period of time.
  • Furniture, beds, curtains, clothing, and flammable or combustible gases and liquids should all be kept away from lamps, light fixtures, and light bulbs.


  • Make room for space heaters! Anything that can burn should be kept at least three feet away from heating equipment (furnace, fireplace, wood stove, portable heater, etc.).
  • When you leave the room or go to bed, turn off the space heater.
  • A competent specialist should clean and inspect your heating equipment and chimneys once a year.
  • Never heat your home using an oven.

Always make sure you have a working smoke and carbon monoxide alarm at all times in case of a fire.

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