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Protect home from fires

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As the weather slowly gets cooler, now is the time to start thinking about fire prevention.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, home fires are more prevalent in the winter than in any other season. Cooking is the leading cause of winter residential building fires at 36 percent, followed by heating at 23 percent.

The USFA also emphasizes that space heaters account for about one-third of home heating fires and approximately 80 percent of the home heating fire deaths.

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