Sonora, CA — CDF officials are reminding residents to inspect their home heating equipment as winter approaches.
Authorities say many winter house fires are preventable with simple equipment maintenance procedures.
Officials are recommending that woodstove owners clean the flu and inspect the firebox for cracks or damage.
Officials also recommend the cleaning of furnaces and replacement of filters. Caution should be used with portable heaters and candles.
Authorities also urge families to have a fire plan and an evacuation procedure in place should a fire break out.