Portable & Other Space Heaters

Portable and space heaters can be either electric or fueled by gas, liquid fuel (kerosene), or solid fuel (wood or coal). All types must be placed at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn, such as wallpaper, bedding, clothing, pets, and people. Never leave space heaters operating when you are not in the room or when you go to sleep.

Don’t leave children or pets unattended with space heaters, and be sure everyone understands that drying clothing or placing combustibles over heaters is a fire hazard. Fire retardant children's pajamas are highly recommended. If you have an electric space heater, check each season for fraying or splitting wires and overheating. Have all problems repaired by a professional before operating the space heater.