NFPA urges added caution when using home heating equipment


Last updated 1/27/2021 at 2:01pm

QUINCY, Mass. – The National Fire Protection Association is urging the public to use added caution when heating their homes this winter. Home heating equipment is the leading cause of U.S. home fires during the months of December, January and February, when nearly half (48%) of all U.S. home heating equipment fires occur. January is the leading month for home heating fires.

“Clearly, the coldest months of the year is when we see the largest share of home heating fires,” Lorraine Carli, vice president of outreach and advocacy at NFPA, said. “It’s critical that people understand wh...

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