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Firefighters urge heating safety in forecast extreme low temperatures

 With near record cold temperatures forecast for the next two days, firefighters urge you to use care staying warm.     

They say many South Georgians use space heaters as a primary heat source. 
     If you use them for a prolonged period without letting them cool off, it could lead to a fire. 

Albany Fire Department Assistant Chief Sebon Burns said "I would say if you leave the room, cut it off.  If you leave the house, unplug it.  And I would always say leave your spaec heater directly plugged into your power source."

     Firefighters also warn that you should never try to use your oven as a heating source because they have seen many house fires started that way.




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