WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - With temperatures dipping to around 35 degrees Friday night, fire officials are warning people to be careful as they turn their heat on for the first time this season.
Battalion Chief Sammy Flowers with the Wilmington Fire Department says 9 out of 10 times that smoky smell coming from your heater is nothing to worry about. However, he said it still pays to get your units checked and cleaned before heating them up.
Flowers said a good rule to follow is the "three feet rule." That means you keep all flammable items and children three feet away from any heater or fire place.
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