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3:53 am
Fri January 25, 2008

Fire officials urge safe use of heating devices

Columbus, OH – Bitter cold temperatures this winter have the state fire marshal reminding Ohioans to be smart when using portable heaters, wood stoves and fireplaces to keep warm. Fire marshal spokesperson Shane Cartmill says there were more than 60 deaths or injuries in 1,600 heating-related fires during 2006, the latest year for which numbers are available.