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Source: UMATILLA COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT #1

Firefighters warn against plugging space heaters into power strips

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It's starting to get frosty out there, and many people are dusting off their space heaters in an attempt to remain warm this winter. But if you're using a power strip to get the space heater somewhere hard to reach, you're probably going to want to rethink it.  

Firefighters have previously warned against the practice, saying it could spark a fire. The Umatilla County Fire District #1 in Hermiston, Oregon, posted a scary image to their Facebook page back in 2017, along with a warning for readers. 

"The weather is getting colder, and people are pulling out their space heaters," they warned. "We just wanted to remind you that you should NEVER plug a heater into a power strip."