With two weeks until Christmas, Oklahomans are now feeling the frigid temperatures of December. Officials with the Oklahoma Insurance Commission say the colder weather could have you cranking up the heater, which puts you at a greater risk for a house fire.
Proper maintenance for your heating system is the best way to make sure your home is ready for the winter weather.
Last year, insurance companies paid out over $90 million in claims for fire-related damages.
The Oklahoma City Fire Department has a few tips to help protect your family and your property as you turn up the heat.