Stories tagged with: Holiday Fire Safety

December 11, 2013 - 6:30pm
32 weeks 2 days ago

Space Heaters warm up our homes, attics or basements but you need to be sure you are using them safely.

You should never leave a space heater on when you are not home and do not place them too close to furniture, cloth or other people.

"They are safe as long as you are using them appropriately,” explained ZFD Firefighter, Donavon Jadwin. “You want to make sure you are following the manufactures recommendations, keeping them at least three feet away from anything...

December 10, 2010 - 6:28pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

In the past couple of days, local fire departments have dealt with multiple fires in Muskingum County, the most recent one being Thursday's fatal fire .

Now Zanesville's fire chief is urging residents to take special precautions to prevent fires during the holiday season and winter months. Chief Dave Lacy says to examine all your christmas lights as well as extension cords thoroughly .

"You need to make sure that any lights that say you'd put on a tree or put on and decorate...

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