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Winter Holiday Fire Safety
Did you know?

Nearly half of holiday decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source. It’s fun to decorate for the winter holidays, but holiday decorations can increase your risk for a home fire. As you deck the halls this season, be fire smart:

  1. Check holiday lights each year for frayed wires or excessive wear.
  2. Throw away light strands with frayed or pinched wires.
  3. Don’t link more than three strands of holiday lights.
  4. Water your live Christmas tree daily to keep it from becoming dry.
  5. Keep your live Christmas tree away from heat sources and room exits.
  6. Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles.
  7. If you do use lit candles, make sure they are in stable holders and place them where they cannot be knocked down easily.
  8. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  9. Only use decorations that are flame-retardant or not flammable.

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