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Fire Safety Measures

Potential Fire Hazards continued...

Gas-Fired Space Heaters


These heaters should not be used in small, enclosed areas -- especially bedrooms -- because there is potential for explosion or carbon monoxide poisoning.

  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions for lighting the pilot. Otherwise, gas vapors can accumulate and ignite, burning your hand or face.
  • Light a match to ignite the pilot before you turn on the gas; it will prevent gas buildup. Keep flammable materials away from gas-fired appliances.
  • Do not use a propane heater (LP) with a gas cylinder.

Other Hazards

  • Use proper fuses in electrical boxes, do not overload outlets, and use insulated and grounded electrical cords.
  • Keep trash cleaned up in attics, basements, and garages.
  • Be careful with gas equipment such as lawn mowers, snow blowers, and chain saws.
  • Avoid fireworks. Think of safety first when dealing with fireworks.

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WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood, MD on February 19, 2014

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