The winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. 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.
Help make your holidays fire-safe by:
Watering your live Christmas tree every day. A dry tree is a fire hazard. Trees too close to a heat source cause 1 in every 4 winter fires.
Making sure you are using the right lights. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
Replacing any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections.
Choosing holiday decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
Keeping lit candles away from decorations and things that can burn. More than 1/3 of home decoration fires are started by candles. Consider using flameless candles — they look very similar and are safer.
Blowing out lit candles and turn off all light strings and decorations when leaving the room or going to bed.
Making sure your decorations don’t block windows and doors.
The following tips are from Electrical Safety Foundation International:
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