Space Heaters are the Second Leading Cause of Fire Injury or Death

Space Heaters are the Second Leading Cause of Fire Injury or Death

(OSDH – 12/13/11) - Use Safety Precautions to Put a Freeze on Winter Fires
As winter approaches, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds Oklahomans to take precautions when using supplemental heat such as a space heater, wood stove or fireplace. According to data from the OSDH Injury Prevention Service, from 2004-2008 (the latest data available), 45 Oklahomans died and 12 were seriously injured in residential fires involving heating equipment. 
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