Space heater may be to blame for Saratoga County house fire
November 19, 2018 12:59 PM
A space heater may be to blame for a house fire on Saratoga Lake.
Fire crews say they arrived at 75 Old Saratoga Lake Road around 12:30 Sunday.
Two construction workers were on the second floor of the summer home when they say they heard a bang. Within minutes, the house was up in flames.
No one was hurt. The home is a total loss.
The cold weather comes with the need to stay warm, but there are things you need to be aware of if you use a space heater.
Heating equipment is the second leading cause of house fires in the United States -- about 65,000 home fires a year.
Safety should always be a top consideration when using space heaters.
Read manufacturer's instructions and warning labels.
Never leave a space heater unattended.
Turn it off if you're leaving a room, or going to sleep.
Plug space heaters directly into a wall outlet.
Don't use an extension cord or power strip. They can overheat and cause fire.
Finally, always unplug the heater when you're not using it.
Created: November 19, 2018 12:59 PM
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