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If you are using a space heater make sure you’re using it safely.

🔹 Keep anything that can burn, like bedding, clothing, and curtains, at least 3 feet away from your heater.

🔹 Place space heaters on a solid, flat surface.

🔹 Make sure your heater has an automatic shutoff, so if it tips over, it shuts off.

🔹 Turn heaters off when you go to bed or leave the room.

🔹 Do not plug anything else into the same circuit as the one you are using for your space heater. This can cause overheating.

🔹 Plug portable heaters directly into wall outlets. Never use an extension cord or power strip.

#VaWx #WinterSafety

Also, be aware of safety factors concerning you that have wood stoves. Here is a great website that spells out safety if you are burning wood.

This message is brought to you by the Office of the Sheriff Franklin County and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management