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As weather cools, officials warn of hazards of fire
Holidays a good time to check, replace smoke detector batteries
fire safety
With chilly weather and the holidays approaching, the risk of fire increases exponentially due to use of heaters, candles and decorative lighting. State and local public safety authorities suggest safety tips when dealing with heat sources, Christmas trees and electrical devices. While there have been no fires caused by hearing sources so far this year in Statesboro and Bulloch County, both Statesboro Fire Chief Tim Grams and Bulloch County Fire Chief Christopher Ivey warn those using fire places or space heaters to be careful.
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