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NFPA warns space heaters account for 43 percent of home heating fires

 

Last updated 1/27/2018 at 12:37pm



QUINCY, MA – Keeping sufficiently warm during the winter months can prove challenging, particularly when frigid temperatures persist, as they have recently for much of the country. While portable space heaters can help generate heat, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding the public that they do present potential fire hazards and must be used with caution.

According to NFPA’s latest U.S. Home Fires Involving Heating Equipment report, which was released Jan. 9, heating equipment is the second-leading cause of U.S. home fires and the third-leading cause of home fire...



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