STATEWIDE – As it gets colder outside, fire officials stress that residents need to put extra emphasis on safety measures while they keep their homes warm.
With temperatures getting below freezing, there are a few steps people can take to make sure they are keeping themselves both warm and safe.
“Obviously check your smoke detectors, change your batteries. If you burn wood, please dispose of your ashes correctly in a metal bucket. Keep a lookout for your vents, all your vents around your house,” said Capt. Kenny Clark of the Corinna Fire Department.
“If you see something call us.That’s what we’re here for,” he said.
Clark also said to never leave heating appliances unattended — especially while children are around.
One of the most important safety tips to remember is to make sure your carbon monoxide detector is working.