With colder temperatures here for the duration of fall and winter, we are entering the peak season for house fires. The use, or perhaps more accurately misuse, of space heaters is often a big contributor to the increase in residential fires during the winter.
That’s Osage Beach Fire Marshal Ed Nicholson. His counterpart with the Mid-County Fire Protection District, Lianne Johnson, says Christmas trees are also a big fire hazard. She says if you use a real tree, make sure you keep them watered.