The current cold snap has prompted a timely reminder from State Fire Marshall Bruce West to be smart when using space heaters.

The current cold snap has prompted a timely reminder from State Fire Marshall Bruce West to be smart when using space heaters.

He recommends that there be at least a three foot wide area around the heater with no combustibles nearby.

He also said to never use an extension cord with a space heater. West also recommends getting a furnace check up to make sure everything is working as it should.

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