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FDNY Reminds New Yorkers To Use Space Heaters Safely As Temperatures Dip

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- As temperatures drop overnight Saturday, the FDNY is reminding everyone how to safely use space heaters at home.

The warning comes in the wake of the deadly Bronx high-rise fire, which officials say was sparked by a space heater.

Here are some tips:

  • Don't use extension cords. Plug the space heater directly into the wall.
  • Keep it at least three feet away from bedding and other flammable materials.
  • Turn off the space heater before leaving the room or going to sleep.

A Code Blue went into effect Saturday night. Temperatures in the city will feel like the teens early Sunday morning.

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