MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Cold weather is approaching and a freeze warning has been issued for the News 5 area.
Mobile Fire-Rescue is reminding people about some cold weather tips to help everyone stay safe and warm:
- When using space heaters, give adequate space (at least 3 feet in all directions) for proper use. NEVER plug space heaters into extension cords or surge protectors.
- Test in-home smoke alarms/carbon monoxide detectors to ensure working properly.
- Beware of lit candles.
- Check chimneys and vents prior to use. Ensure free of debris (leaves, sticks, etc.), which may prevent adequate air flow and exhaust.
- Call 911 in case of an emergency.
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