Something to keep in mind as you're snuggling up during this cold weather: when the temperature drops, the chance of a house fire sparking increases significantly.
According to FEMA, every year, fires during colder weather account for around 1,000 deaths and more than a billion dollars in property loss.
Space heaters are perfect when it's not quite cold enough to officially turn on your heater after the first cold snap of the year, but firefighters told KARK they're notorious for causing fires and should be kept 36 inches away from any flammable objects.
If you do decide to give in and turn on the heater or break in the fireplace, firefighters said to make sure they're clean first and know that even the smallest of embers can turn into large flames.
"Fireplace ashes, if they're still hot, then they're still dangerous," said Captain Edwin Woolf. "And you need to water them down and carry them outside."
Pumpkin carving season might evoke visions of candles and open flames, but fire officials said it's just not worth the risk.
They said to pass the information along to others and even encourage people to take a more proactive approach to help those who might not be able to help themselves.
"Check on your elderly friends and family members," said Captain Woolf.
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