There’s a lot of snow out there in case you haven’t looked recently. Unfortunately, we’ve also had a higher than normal number of house fires here in Northwest Ohio so far this winter.
Both are problematic, but one we can do something about.
Firefighters say be extra cautious with anything flammable around the house, such as old ashes from the furnace or fireplace. Also, don’t use extension cords on electric heaters, and don’t overload electrical circuits.
Finally, if there is a fire, it’s important that firefighters can get to water quickly. They’re asking homeowners to clear the snow away from any fire hydrants on or near your property. Finding those hydrants quickly in an emergency can mean the difference between saving your home or losing your home.
Officials say it only takes a few minutes, and the time spent could make a big difference in the event of an emergency.