Winter weather already seems to be moving in full force these past few days, and Lafayette firefighters want residents to be prepared.
Below are some tips to keep your family warm and safe during frigid temperatures this winter.
"Because utilizing a space heater that has issues or that isn't working properly... or the extension cord is damaged, don't do that because that's where the fire's going to start," said Lafayette Fire Department spokesman Alton Trahan. "Unfortunately, these fires are going to happen in the middle of the night, and that's where someone has a tendency to get hurt or injured real bad."
Other tips for preparing your home for winter weather include the following:
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