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Put a freeze on winter fires! (more . . .)

More fires occur in winter than any other season. The photos above are all from fires that occurred in Loudoun County in 2023 due to combustible materials stored too close to a heating appliance. Although there were fortunately no fatalities or serious injuries in these cases, property damage exceeded $400,000 in each of these incidents.

Candles, space heaters, carbon monoxide from portable generators or malfunctioning appliances, and electrical faults are other common causes of winter fires and related hazards.

Don't be the next victim: action you take now to prevent a fire could save your life, your home, and your loved ones. For more information and helpful tips, check out these great resources from the National Fire Protection Association.

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