Be Fire Safe This Holiday Season

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Have you put up holiday decorations at home? It’s important to be safe when you decorate with candles, lighted decorations, or Christmas trees. Use these tips to keep your home fire safe as you celebrate the holidays:

  • Always turn holiday lights off before leaving home or going to bed.
  • If you have a Christmas tree, water it daily. A dry tree can catch on fire easily. Keep it at least 3 feet away from heat sources.
  • Keep candles 12 inches away from anything that can burn. Consider using flameless candles for all or part of Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa celebrations.

Learn more about holiday fire safety.

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