As temperatures continue to plummet and some are without power, alternative heating sources (kerosene heaters, space heaters) are often used. We recommend that you follow these tips to heat your homes safely while you wait for power to be restored:
- Portable heaters and fireplaces should never be left unattended. Turn off space heaters and make sure any embers in the fireplace are extinguished before going to bed or leaving home.
- When using a space heater, place it on a level, hard and nonflammable surface, not on rugs or carpets or near bedding or drapes. Keep children and pets away from them.
- Never use a cooking range or oven to heat the home.
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