Cold Weather: Fire Hazards Increase

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As people work to stay warm during this arctic outbreak, a word of warning. Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman tells NewsRadio WGNS alternative heat sources, like space heaters and kerosene heaters can be dangerous...

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Chrisman says all too often, space heaters are set up too close to blankets or curtains, resulting in fire. He says if you choose to use a space heater, it's important that you unplug it overnight or when you leave the room. Also, keep curtains, blankets and pillows at least three feet away from it. Never use a space heater if the cord is frayed. The same rules apply to kerosene heaters or those using open flame.

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