Fire Marshals Gives Tips to Avoid Connecticut Fire and Burn Injuries

Warnings and safety tips are coming from local fire marshals and the National Fire Protection Association in the hopes of deterring Connecticut fire and burn injuries this holiday season, reports the Republican American.

A fire marshal said that as fuel prices increase, people will very likely begin turning to alternate heat sources like wood-burning stoves and fireplaces, where poorly maintained chimneys could cause a home to catch fire and residents may suffer from severe Connecticut fire and burn injuries.

Fire officials also warn that space heaters were the most deadly of all ignition sources for
Connecticut fire and burn injuries-they accounted for one-third of all heating fires in 2005 and three-fourths of all fire-related deaths.

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