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Firefighters offer heating safety tips

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Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2008 10:38 pm | Updated: 9:19 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Scottsdale firefighters are passing on tips from the National Fire Protection Association for safety around heating equipment, which is starting to be used for the first time in many homes as cooler weather has set in.

Such equipment is a leading cause of home fires during the months of December, January and February, and trails only cooking equipment in home fires year-round, according to the NFPA.

For a list of tips for keeping safe around fireplaces, central heating systems and portable or space heaters, visit


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