Fire Prevention & Electrical Safety

MLEC shares safety tips for the use of space heaters


January 20, 2022

Many people turn to space heaters—both electricmodels and those powered by kerosene or wood— as a convenient source of warmth in winter months. However, space heaters can be dangerous if not used properly.

• Keep the heater at least 3 feet from flammable items such as curtains, furniture, or bedspreads.

• Select a space heater with a guard around the heating element to help protect children and animals.

• Carbon monoxide can cause headaches and even death in high doses. If your heater burns a fuel like gasoline, kerosene, wood or chippings, install carbon monoxide detectors to al...

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