Homeowners often take extra measures to keep warm, but experts steps that should be taken to prevent fires in the home in the winter. Fire fighting experts say flammable items should be kept three feet away heat sources like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators, and space heaters. Portable generators should outside and away from windows and other structures. Homeowners should also install carbon monoxide detectors and test them every month. A qualified professional should be hired to clean and inspect a chimney and vents once a year. Ashes produced by a fireplace should be kept in a covered metal container that is at least 10 feet away from a home. Finally, more than one heat-producing appliance should never be used in a single electrical outlet at the same time. | Read More