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Holiday and Christmas Tree Fire Safety

Published Monday, December 17, 2012
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BRADENTON – Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire.

West Manatee Fire and Rescue and the U.S. Fire Administration remind citizen to follow a few simple fire safety tips can keep electric lights, candles and the ever popular Christmas tree from creating a tragedy.

  •     Don’t put your live Christmas tree up too early or leave it up for longer than two weeks.
  •     Place trees away from heat sources, including fireplaces or heat vents. The heat will dry out the tree, causing it to be more easily ignited by heat, flame or sparks.
  •     Keep the live tree stand filled with water at all times.
  •     Use only nonflammable decorations.
  •     Don’t link more than three light strands, unless the directions indicate it’s safe. Connect strings of lights to an extension cord before plugging the cord into the outlet.
  •     Avoid using lit candles; consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles
  •     Ensure that Christmas trees and other holiday decorations don’t block an exit way.


For more tips on how to prevent a holiday fire and what to do in case a fire starts in your home, visit the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov
 

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