Illinoisans Encouraged To Practice Property Safety During Winter
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, FIle)

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is encouraging Illinoians to take proper safety precautions this winter.  Residents should get their furnaces checked, change furnace filters, and make sure carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are functioning properly.  The National Fire Protection Association says heating is the second leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries, and the third leading cause of home fire deaths.