Cold Weather Can Lead To House Fires

Cold nights are fast approaching and every year around this time, there is an increase in house fire associated with home heating.

Officials are warning the public to take the proper precautions when keeping their homes warm.

Space heaters are popular, but can pose as a threat- there must be 48 inches of clearance at a minimum in all directions of the heater.

Another hazard can be found in older homes with wall mounted heaters.

They are thermostat activated, and will automatically turn on with low temperatures.

Residents should have a functioning smoke detector in your home.

If you need one, residents in Dothan can have one installed free of charge by calling the Smoke Detector Hotline at 615-3473.

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