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CLEVELAND -- Winter is nearly hereand many are quickly reaching for their space heaters to keep warm.

Fires caused by space heaters account for more than $500 millionin damage and hundreds of deaths each year.

While most newly purchased space heaters come packed with safetyfeatures, there are a few things you can do to prevent your heater from accidentally catching fire.

Watch thevideo for some quick tips on safe space heater use.