City of Elmhurst News

Posted on: December 26, 2017

Winter Fire Safety Tips


  • Install carbon monoxide alarms, and test at least once a month.
  • Have a qualified professional clean and inspect your chimney and furnace every year.
  • Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container, and keep it outside at least 10 feet from your home and nearby buildings.
  • Plug only 1 heat-producing appliance (such as a space heater) into an electrical outlet at a time

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