Fire Chief Geoff Herald warns people that in multi family buildings with more than three units, it may be illegal to use a space heater.
Herald said that is because the electric space heaters pose serious fire hazards. Herald said be sure to follow the manufacturer's specifications for using it safely.
"For example, don't ever use a space heater to dry clothes," Herald said. "Remember, space heaters are actually illegal in three family homes or larger."
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