If you use space heaters, use them safely


Never plug a space heater into a power strip. They are not designed to handle the high current flow these appliances demand and can overheat or catch fire. Make sure the space heater’s power cord does not interfere with foot traffic or create a tripping hazard. Keep clear an area of three feet in all directions around space heaters to prevent injury and or accidental fires. (Photo courtesy of Umatilla County Fire District 1)