DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Dayton Fire Department is sharing tips on how to keep yourself safe from common winter fire mistakes.
The department said its important to do the following things each year:
- Get fireplace, chimney or furnace serviced
- Have smoke detectors
- Have carbon monoxide detectors
Additionally, the department said its important to give space heaters space.
“Space heaters need space. That’s very important for everyone to remember we want to keep at least three feet of space around any space heaters on the inside of the home at all times,” said Captain Brad French, Dayton Fire Department. “Any combustible objects that are close to those heaters can definitely cause a fire hazard.”
The department also said that though it may be tempting, never use an oven to heat your home.