It’s a situation that keeps area firefighters busy. This year alone there've been 110 house fires in Dothan.
Since temperatures have started dropping, there have been 17.
It is during these cold days and nights that people look for any means to stay warm in spite of how safe it is.
Dothan Fire Department Battalion Chief Eddie Munn says, "Things start to break down, we need to have maintenance checks on all our equipment in our home that we're going to heat with and we need to make sure we go to certain safety procedures."
Here is a list of those safety procedures: