FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- As temperatures have dropped, the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department encourages residents to use caution when using fireplaces and space heaters to heat their homes to stay warm. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), about 3,400 Americans die each year in fires and about 17,500 are injured. Learn how to stop a fire before it starts.
Home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. This is due in part to an increase in cooking and heating fires. Holiday decorations and winter storms that can interrupt electrical service and cause people to turn to alternative heating sources also contribute to the increased risk of fire in winter.
Winter fires can be prevented! The following USFA fire safety tips can help you maintain a fire-safe home this winter season.
Electric Space Heaters