RHINELANDER - Chilly fall weather might make you want to curl up next to your space heater or fire place, but those heating sources bring some fire risks with them.
You should never leave space heaters unattended.
That includes when you sleep.
Pets or small children can tip over the unit and start a fire.
This is probably the first time the furnace is on since winter, so you will want to change the filter and check your chimneys, too.
"They've been sitting all summer. You want to make sure those get cleaned. We see a lot of chimney fire this time of year," says firefighter Justin Feaker.
The Rhinelander Fire Department reminds people of daylight saving time coming up on November 5th.
That is a good time to check out smoke alarms.
|Story By: Natalie Cardona