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Deck the Halls: Fire Safety Edition

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Holiday decorations may be visually appealing, but they also increase your risk for a fire.

As you deck the halls this season, follow these tips from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) to prevent serious electrical and fire hazards:

  • Check light sets for frayed or damaged wiring before using;
  • Connect no more than three mini light sets for decorating;
  • Keep your tree at least three feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, candles or heat vents;
  • If you have a live tree, remember to add water to the tree stand daily; and
  • Always turn off holiday lights before leaving home or going to bed.

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