Cold weather safety tips

Cold weather safety tips
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office has released a new video with cold weather safety tips. SWLA is expecting to see lows in the 30s and highs in the 50s in the coming weeks. Below is a list of safety tips for the upcoming chill:

  • Have your heaters checked
  • Use modern space heaters
  • Place space heaters 3-5 feet from combustibles 
  • DO NOT use stoves and ovens for heating
  • Make sure chimneys and flutes are clean and open
  • Three log maximum in fireplaces  

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