With temperatures falling, people turn to space heaters for extra warmth, but such heaters cause thousands of fires and hundreds of deaths a year.
If you are using a space heater through the winter, there are a few tips to stay safe.
- Never leave a space heater close to anything flammable.
- Don’t use an extension cord or power strip with a space heater.
- Make sure your space heater is set on a level, flat surface to prevent it from getting knocked over.
- Never leave a space heater running while you sleep.