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During the colder winter months many individuals use fireplaces and space heaters to help stay warm. While these are effective heating methods they are also extremely dangerous. Heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths and half of home heating fires occur between December and February. The Great Bend Fire Department would like everyone to be cautious when using heating equipment. Below is the link to the National Fire Protection Association’s website. They provide fire safety tips on a variety of topics including heating safety.