Rogers Deputy Fire Chief Allan Skogen said winter is a time when the RFD receives many more calls for house fires than any other time of the year.
" During the summertime and spring, people are outside and enjoying life, " Skogen
said." But in the wintertime, people are cooped up, so we see a rise in house fires in the winter.That's just due to human nature - being inside." Skogen
said many fires are started by leaving candles unattended and leaving hot stoves unattended as well." You never want to burn a candle all the way down, " Skogen
said." You have a potential of breaking the glass that surrounds it." Skogen
said that after every fire investigation, inspectors take a look to make sure the smoke detector is working." A lot of times, you'll find that the smoke detectors are not in functioning condition." Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years, Skogen