Home Heating Tips For A Safe Winter

Heating Safety

Everyone has to heat their homes in the winter, doing it safely can mean the difference in surviving the winter or dying in a house fire because of poor heating safety practices.  There are plenty of tips in the picture, but to these I would like to add that if you running you close dryer and decide to leave or go to bed turn the dryer off and also make sure to clean the lint filter and the exterior exhaust vent to insure the air can pass freely through the dryer and not cause a fire.


Southmont Firefighters Gain Second Station

Photo by: Donnie Roberts/ The-Dispatch.com

Photo by: Donnie Roberts/ The-Dispatch.com

SOUTHMONT | A second station for the Southmont Fire Department is expected to provide a quicker response time and reduce insurance costs for some residents in the district.

Firefighters recently began operating out of a new station on Rockcrusher Road. The new building, which came at a price tag of about $1 million, was constructed by Lexington-based LMI Builders and was completed in November. The building serves as a substation for the department, and the station on N.C. Highway 8 remains the main station.

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