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Be careful using a space heater

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Space heaters are a convenient way to stay warm, but they're extremely dangerous.

And they're even more dangerous because we've had so many cold, dry days in a row.

Albany's fire chief says moisture has likely been sapped from fabrics and other combustibles, making them more vulnerable and able to catch fire.

"We want people to be extremely careful with any kind of heat source, but especially space heaters, because inherently, they have the most dangers when you bring them inside the house," said Albany Chief James Carswell.

If you must use space heaters, it's important to use those that cut off when tipped over.

Also, make sure you turn them off when you leave the house and don't put them near combustibles.

 

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