Space heater safety

Space heater safety

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Wednesday spurred the coldest day of the year, which brings up the point that it’s as important as ever to use space heaters safely. Sheridan Assistant Fire Chief Kyle Cook says even though it’s easy to put a space heater just about anywhere, you have to be careful about it. For one thing, not every outlet can take the load.

A space heater requires a certain amount of clearance around it so nothing catches fire from being too close. Cook says oil-filled radiators are the safest heaters of that type.