Turning on the heat or using a fireplace is a fall and winter tradition as common as Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Whether your heat is electric, gas-powered or from a wood stove or fireplace, it's important to heat your home safely. Heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fires and half of those fires occur in December, January and February.
James Jarvis with the Red Cross was on WECT's First at Four on Thursday to discuss safe home heating and keeping those fires from starting.
A few of Jarvis' tips were:
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