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Cooler temperatures up risks at home

November 2, 2011
Westfield Republican
Three unfortunate recent fires should serve notice that colder weather brings additional concerns about fires and carbon monoxide in area homes.

Both the National Fire Protection Association and U.S. Fire Administration report house fires are more prevalent during the cooler seasons due to an increase in cooking and heating.

Some fires - and warnings - are just not preventable. As our daylight hours continue to dwindle in autumn, residents must do what they can to stay safe. New smoke and carbon monoxide detectors - or a change of battery - are just one more way to have peace of mind.


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