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Space Heaters – A Deadly Epidemic?

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Space Heater fire

According to media accounts, at least two home fires in San Diego County were caused by space heaters in January, just a small portion of the estimated 25,000 house fires in the U.S. every year caused by Space Heaters. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

If you are going to use a space heater:

1. Keep flammable materials three feet from the heater.
2. Keep children and pets at a safe distance.
3. Don’t leave space heaters unattended (including while you sleep).
4. Avoid power strips and extension cords. They can overheat.
5. Use electric space heaters.
6. Never use propane space heaters indoors.
7. Protect yourself with smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.