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Portable kerosene heaters can supply homeowners with temporary heat during a power outage or can be used to warm a cool room without the expense of heating the entire house. Newer models are manufactured with numerous safety features, but operator errors such as using gasoline instead of kerosene, failure to provide adequate ventilation, fuel spills, etc. have resulted in numerous home fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there is a "much higher" fatal fire risk associated with the use of wood stoves, portable kerosene heaters and space heaters as compared to central heating.
The Fire Marshal Division of the Michigan State Police reports there were 18 fires in Michigan during 1993 that were directly attributed to kerosene heaters. One person was killed and one injured in these 18 fires which caused an estimated $209,000 in damages.
The following list will help reduce the risk of a fire from using a portable kerosene heater:
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