Thursday, December 08, 2016


Keep your holiday trees well-watered. Dry and neglected trees can easily catch fire from a short in electrical lights or lit candles, lighters and matches.

  • Before your tree burns your house down, be fire smart with these USFA tips:
  • Place the tree away from heat sources and exits.
  • Use only non-flammable decorations.
  • Inspect lights for frayed wires or other defects before use.
  • Don’t leave lights unattended and turn off holiday lights at night. Keep natural tree stands filled with water at all times anddon’t let your holiday tree dry out.
  • If the tree becomes dry, discard it.

Find extra holiday, Christmas tree and fire safety information, videos, and graphics on the U.S. Fire Administration Holiday Safety page.

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