Space Heater Safety from Harris County Fire Marshall's Office
From the Harris County Fire Marshall:
Snuggling next to space heaters is cozy, but it's NOT fire-safe.
Remember! All heaters need space. Make sure you use any heating equipment safely.
Protect your family from burns and fires this winter while trying to stay warm!
Stay warm. Stay fire-safe.
-Place space heaters on solid, flat surfaces.
-Also, make sure space heaters have an automatic shut off in case they tip over.
-Keep anything that can burn and children at least 3 feet away from all heating equipment.