As a Naval safety officer, I strongly recommended that nothing combustible touch or be placed directly in front of or above any heating
device. If you place the back of your hand against the bed (or any combustible item near a heating device
) and they are warm to the touch when the heaters
have been on for a minute, they are too close and may catch fire
remember to have smoke detectors on all floors of your home and test them monthly at a minimum. Also change the batteries when you change the clocks in the fall and spring. If you have any gas appliances or an attached garage, a CO detector is recommended for the basement and ground floors. ABC rated fire
extinguishers in the kitchen, garage and near exits are strongly encouraged, too. A small fire
that you can extinguish yourself, AFTER CALLING 911, can prevent major damage. If you are looking to buy, build or renovate a home I recommend a home sprinkler system. Better to have a single sprinkler head flowing 2gpm put out or contain a small fire
that dose little damage, than to wait for the FD to get there and flow 200-1000gpm to put out a major disaster.