Be Careful with Portable Heaters

By Jorge Avellan

October 21, 2013 Updated Oct 21, 2013 at 9:57 PM EDT

DETROIT, Mi. (TV 20 News at Ten) --- With the temperatures dropping, more and more people are starting to use portable heaters at home. But if you don't use them correctly they can cause a fatal fire.

Among the many things you should not do with portable heaters is place them close to furniture or anything else that can catch on fire.

My TV 20's Jorge Avellan spoke with the fire department about the issue and has some tips that can help prevent a disaster.

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