With Space Coast Temps Ready to Take Plunge Titusville Fire Provides Heating Appliance Safety Tips

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heating is the second leading cause of home fires

Did you know that heating is the second leading cause of home fires? Titusville Fire Department provides some quick safety tips. (Titusville Fire Department image)

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – With the temperatures on the Space Coast taking a plunge this week, remember that heating is the second leading cause of home fires.

With some of the coldest weather of the year approaching, please take a look at these home heating safety tips to ensure you and your family stay safe and warm.

The Titusville Fire Department provides some quick safety tips:

■ Install and test carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month.

■ Have a qualified professional clean and inspect your chimney and vents every year.

■ Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container, and keep it outside at least 10 feet from your home and any nearby buildings.

■ Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from any heat source like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators, or space heaters.

■ Plug only one heat-producing appliance (such as a space heater) into an electrical outlet at a time.

■ Never use an oven to heat your home.

■ Turn space heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.

Turn space heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed. (Titusville Fire Department image)
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