Cold Weather Tips from the Odessa Fire Department

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Here are a few things to keep in mind during the cold weather conditions.

Never use a generator inside your home or business, they can create carbon monoxide.

Electric space heaters need to be at least three feet away from flammable items like sofas, chairs, blankets and clothes.

And don't use kitchen appliances, like the stove, as a heat source. That can also cause a buildup of carbon monoxide and fire.

Lastly, don't drive in icy conditions unless it's completely necessary.