Fire officials give Michigan residents tips to avoid fires during winter

Local and state fire officials in Michigan are informing residents about the increased risk of fire during the winter months and giving advice on how to avoid this.

One tip that firefighters offered is to make sure that fire hydrants are kept clear of snow because if there is a fire, officials need to be able to get the fire hydrant as quickly as possible. Fire officials have warned people to be careful while using space heaters.

When using a space heater or similar device, make sure to keep combustibles at least three feet away. If you lose power and have to use candles for light, make sure to blow the flame out before going to sleep. Never use an oven to heat your home either. Make sure to check smoke detectors once a month and change their batteries once a year.

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