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As our coldest air of the winter arrives, the risk for fires goes up as we look for alternative ways to heat our homes.

Space heaters and fireplaces can both be dangerous.

Battlefield’s fire chief says 15 percent of all fires are started by home heating equipment.

Jarett Metheny tells KY3 if you use a space heater, keep it at least three to four feet from any flammable materials.

It’s also a good idea to get your chimney cleaned.

Metheny’s department has worked two chimney fires in the last month.

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