Heat Lamp Fire Hazard

We’ve had four heat lamp-related fires in the last few weeks in Southwest Washington. It’s a common issue this time of the year, when it’s still chilly at night and folks are trying to keep it warm for their critters–especially newborns. Hypothermia is a real threat to chicks, kids, and other animals who are commonly born in the spring. So, if you need to use a heat lamp, here are a few safety tips:

  • Keep lamps away from bedding
  • Check lamps for frayed wires
  • Use heat lamp cages
  • Double secure lamps
  • Keep wires out of reach
  • Clean up cobwebs, dust, and debris

The good news is that warmer weather is on it’s way!