Ohio fire marshal urges safety measures amid cold - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Ohio fire marshal urges safety measures amid cold

Posted: Updated:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's state fire marshal reminds Ohioans that frigid winter temperatures mean an increased risk of home fires and urges precautions.

State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers says the use of candles, heating sources and makeshift cooking methods can significantly increase fire risks. He urges using kerosene heaters and space heaters according to manufacturer instructions, keeping them at least three feet from combustible materials.

Kitchen oven ranges should not be used to heat homes and generators or other fuel-powered machines should be used outside only. Carbon monoxide fumes are odorless and can quickly overwhelm people indoors.

Ohioans using candles should keep the flame away from combustible objects and out of children's reach.

Flowers also says smoke alarms should be installed on every level of a home, inside and outside of sleeping areas.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Credit card skimming reported at Mercer County service station

    Credit card skimming reported at Mercer County service station

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:06:52 GMT

    Authorities in Mercer county are investigating reports of thieves skimming credit guards to steal consumers personal information. It happened recently at Wagler's Camp Perry service station in Clarks Mills.   Skimming happens when thieves unlock gas pumps and connect a skimmer to the card reader which steals information when a customer swipes a credit or debit card. 

    More >>

    Authorities in Mercer county are investigating reports of thieves skimming credit guards to steal consumers personal information. It happened recently at Wagler's Camp Perry service station in Clarks Mills.   Skimming happens when thieves unlock gas pumps and connect a skimmer to the card reader which steals information when a customer swipes a credit or debit card. 

    More >>
  • Accordion lovers from around the country unite in Sharon

    Accordion lovers from around the country unite in Sharon

    Saturday, May 27 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-05-27 04:13:53 GMT

    Those who love the music and dances of their ancestors have converged on Sharon. People have traveled from as far away as Alaska, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia to be at the 11th Annual National Button Accordion Festival. 

    More >>

    Those who love the music and dances of their ancestors have converged on Sharon. People have traveled from as far away as Alaska, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia to be at the 11th Annual National Button Accordion Festival. 

    More >>
  • Sebring names new Police Chief

    Sebring names new Police Chief

    Friday, May 26 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-05-27 03:16:21 GMT

    Sebring Police Department will have a new chief on Sunday.  

    More >>

    Sebring Police Department will have a new chief on Sunday.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms