The local fire department is promoting the safety of the space heater following a Bronx fire investigation

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The local fire department is promoting the safety of the space heater following a Bronx fire investigation

“If they are in your bedroom during the night, we toss and turn, our bedding could get thrown on to them, that sort of thing,” Parsons said. “So, it is recommended that if you leave the room, turn them off or when you are going to bed, turn off all the portable space heaters.”

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  • He added you should also turn space heaters off before leaving a room and turn them off overnight.

  • Parsons said you should also check the batteries and dates on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.He said if your smoke detector is more than ten years old, it needs to be replaced.