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Officials: Winter fires caused by household items easily preventable

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By Bryce Moore By Bryce Moore

(KMOV) -- Officials say house fires occur more during winter than any other time of year, and common household finds, like outdoor fire pits and space heaters, take some of the blame.

These items can cause fires which may lead to a loss of home, or even life. Officials say most of these kinds of fires are preventable.
 
Firefighters advise using fire pits away from the home, instead of on a deck.
 
They also say to keep your space heaters away from curtains, tablecloths, and bedding.
 
The National Fire Protection Agency reports a decline from the more than 66,000 home fires in 2008, but say the numbers are still too high.

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