Fire marshal issues winter fire prevention tips
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois State fire marshal is urging residents to take steps this winter to avoid fires caused by cooking and heating.
In a news release Friday, Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis says winter is the leading time of year for home fires.
More than 8,000 fires were reported in Illinois between December and February last year. Heating and cooking were two of the leading causes of those fires.
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