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Home heating remains second highest cause of fire in the home


Last updated 12/15/2006 at Noon

As temperatures drop outdoors and people take steps to warm their homes, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urges the public to be mindful of the risks associated with home heating, which is second only to cooking when it comes to causes of home fires. Along with the colder temperatures that accompany winter, there is an elevated risk of dying from fire during this season with December, January and February generally being the deadliest months for fires.

According to a newly released NFPA study, space heaters, excluding fireplaces and chimneys, were responsible for one-fourth...

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