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Fire Safety for the Holidays!

11/30/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that 1 in every 3 home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems and that 1 in ever 34 Christmas tree fires result in death?

The NFPA and several fire departments in the D.C. area recommend the following safety tips:

  • Make sure string lights have no loose connections, cracked lamps or frayed cords.
  • Use only a single extension cord that can reach your home's outlet without being too long and being tangled.
  • Use UL-approved lights and cords.
  • Make sure lights are off when you go out and before you turn in for the night.
  • Make sure all outdoor light connectors are away from metal rain gutters and off the ground.
  • Never use candles to light or decorate a tree.
  • To lessen the chance of a fire hazard, purchase a freshly cut tree.
  • Make sure to keep your tree at least three feet away from any heat source.
  • Water the tree every day and remove it from your home after Christmas or once it becomes dry.
  • Don't burn Christmas tree branches or wrapping paper in your fireplace.
  • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that could burn.

If you have any questions on further safety tips, please contact your local fire department.

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