MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCBD) – American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on State Road S-8-376, was damaged by a fire Saturday night. The Santee Fire Department responded to the blaze, according to the news release.
The Red Cross is helping two adults by providing financial assistance for food, clothing, and other essentials, and comfort kits containing personal hygiene items.
In the middle of winter, nothing feels better than a warm place to rest your feet. Unfortunately, many supplemental heating appliances can be dangerous if not used correctly. Space heaters must be kept at least three feet away from anything that may burn and placed on a hard level, non-flammable surface.
Remember kids and pets can easily get burned if they get too close. Make sure that the power cord is in good repair, that it is plugged directly into a wall outlet, and do not use an extension cord. Using a stove top or an oven is not an acceptable alternative heat source, it can easily turn tragic.
If you used wood, coal, or gas in your home a carbon monoxide alarm is a mandatory safety device.