Home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. This is due in part to an increase in cooking and heating fires. Holiday decorations and winter storms that can interrupt electrical service and cause people to turn to alternative heating sources also contribute to the increased risk of fire in winter. Here's how you can maintain a fire-safe home this winter season.
How to prevent a home fire in the winter
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Members of the Congregation of Beth El Synagogue in Durham carry the Torah along West Trinity Avenue on Sunday, Jan., 14, 2018, en route to Trinity Presbyterian Church. Beth El Synagogue, 1004 Watts St., is about to undergo renovations, and Trinity Presbyterian, 972 W. Trinity Ave., offered the congregation space to use for worship until its own space is ready for their return.