Fire department offers advice on heater failure |

Fire department offers advice on heater failure

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department wants residents to know what to do if their heater fails and repair is unavailable.

If a home heater goes out during a winter storm, keep warm by closing off rooms you don’t need. Use only safe sources of heat like wood or UL- approved indoor fuel burning stoves, according to a statement from the fire department.

People should dress in several layers of lightweight clothing and wear a wool cap since a lot of your body heat is lost through your head. Sleep under several lightweight blankets instead of a single heavy one and eat quick-energy foods like granola, peanut butter and raisins so your body produces its own heat, according to the statement.

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