5 Helpful Tips to Prevent Home Fires

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Winter brings with it cozy nights by the fireplace, lots of holiday cooking and pine-scented candles – all lovely… and all fire hazards. Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance and the American Red Cross wish to remind you of important tips to help prevent home fires while still enjoying the poetic novelties of the winter season.

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2. Maintain Appliances

Maintain appliances, such as washing machines and dryers, air conditioners, water heaters or furnaces. The leading cause of these fires is failure to clean and maintain the equipment. Be sure to clean chimneys and woodstove pipes, too.

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