Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

freeze on winter fires

Portable generators are useful during winter storms, but if not used safely, they can cause injuries and death.

  •  Use portable generators outdoors in well-ventilated areas away from all doors, windows and vents. 
  • Make sure you have carbon monoxide alarms in your home. 
  • Do not use a generator in a wet area. This can cause shock or electrocution. 
  • Connect appliances to the generator with heavy-duty extension cords. 
  • Do not fuel your generator when it is running. Spilling gas on a hot engine can cause a fire.

Follow these heating safety tips to help keep your home fire safe this winter. 

  • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from your fireplace or wood stove. 
  • Do not burn paper in your fireplace or wood stove. 
  • Put the fire out before you go to sleep or leave your home. 
  • Have your chimney inspected and cleaned each year by a professional. 
  • Put ashes in a metal container with a lid. Place the container outside at least 10 feet from your home.