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In 2021, heating was the number two cause of residential fires in Oregon, making up 15% of all fires. Heating and electrical fires can happen any time and in any room of your home because of overloading electrical outlets or extension cords, or placing combustible materials too close to heating equipment. In winter months, heating and electrical residential fires spike because of increased use of heating appliances and lights. To lower the risk of a fire caused by heating there are several simple things you can do to make your home more fire safe.
(Fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves)
More information on smoke & CO alarms.
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