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Space heaters can be deadly

January 28, 2004

Albany - Space heaters can be deadly if you don't use them properly.

  • Place space heaters on a hard and nonflammable surface, not on a rug or carpet or near bedding or drapes.
  • Keep doors open to the rest of the house if you're using a fuel burning space heater, this prevents carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Never leave a space heater on when you go to sleep and turn it off when you leave your home.
  • Do not use a kitchen range or oven to heat your house because it could overheat or generate carbon monoxide.
  • Have a smoke alarm with fresh batteries on each level of the house and inside every bedroom.

posted at 6:04PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com