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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Danielle Bright, a department head at Orscheln Farm and Home in Sikeston, stocks space heaters. The cold temperatures have some using space heaters to keep their homes warm and use their heater less. However, the heaters can be quite dangerous, as they are blamed for fires at two Sikeston homes over the weekend.
(Photo by Michelle Felter, Staff)
Officials stress safety when using space heaters


SIKESTON -- After space heaters led to two fires over the weekend, Sikeston firefighters are working to raise awareness about proper usage of alternate heating sources.

"People need to be very careful with these heaters," said Capt. Ken Dicus of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety.

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