As You Deck the Halls This Season, Be Smart!
As you put up your decorations for the winter holidays, be smart! Holiday decorations can increase your risk for a fire in your home.
If you are putting up a Christmas tree, make sure it is at least 3 feet away from any source of heat. This may include fireplaces, radiators, space heaters, candles or heat vents. Also, be sure that your tree is not blocking any exits. When adding lights to your tree, be sure to inspect them for frayed wires. A real Christmas tree should be watered every day. A dry tree can be dangerous and easily catch on fire.
Christmas, New Year's Day and Christmas Eve are popular days to burn candles. If you do burn them, be sure that they are at least 12 inches away from anything that is flammable. Such as the Christmas tree or any decorations that may be hanging on your walls or placed around the house. Consider using battery-operated flame less candles. These are a great alternative!
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