Another wave of arctic-cold weather has hit the area. With it will come an increase in the number of house fires - and possibly, deaths in them.
Many of the primary heating systems in local homes struggle to keep residents comfortable when outside temperatures dip below zero. That prompts many people to overload the equipment and/or resort to heating techniques they know are hazardous.
When one is shivering in the cold or watching children suffer from it, common sense about safety often is disregarded.
Don't do it, we beg of you. Put on a sweater or even a coat. If the cold gets too bad, go somewhere else.
We hope you stay somewhat warm during another cold spell. But please, make safety the top priority.