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Holiday Fire Safety 

Did you know nearly half of holiday decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source? As you deck the halls this season, be fire smart: 

  • Inspect holiday lights each year before you put them up. Throw away light strands with frayed or pinched wires. 
  • Water your Christmas tree every day. A dry tree is dangerous because it can catch on fire easily. 
  • Consider using battery-operated, flameless candles. Many look and smell like real candles. 
  • If you do light real candles, make sure they are in stable holders and placed where they cannot be knocked down easily. 

Click here for a fire safety video about live Christmas trees. 

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updated Dec 01, 2021