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Fire prevention is key to preparing your home for Winter

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(WVVA)- With winter fast approaching, it is important to consider whether you are able to safely heat your home during times of extreme cold.

We visited the City of Bluefield's Central Fire Station, and firefighters there told us that they respond to more house fires during the winter than any other season.

Captain Rick Cary has been with the fire department for 19 years, and he says that the majority of house fires he's responded to are caused by misused portable heaters and unclean chimneys.

Having smoke detectors in every level of your home can save your life in the event of a fire, but Captain Cary says fire prevention boils down to one simple principle. Click on the video above to learn more.

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