As temperatures continue to fall many will be cranking the heat inside their homes, so the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety is reminding residents about home heating safety.
One of the most important things the Division of Fire Safety is reminding residents about is to never use a kitchen stove to keep warm or heat a room as that can easily lead to a home fire.
Officials are also urging homeowners to make sure heating systems are in good working order by having them cleaned and inspected yearly.
When using a portable heater, always turn it off before leaving a room, and keep flammable objects such a blankets and curtains at least three feet away.
And, of course, make sure all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are working.
For more safety tips, visit the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety's website.
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