Prevent Christmas Tree Fires This Holiday Season With These Safety Tips

As the season for Christmas Trees and decorations begins, residents need to take precautions and avoid fire risks that’s associated with¬† the festivities of the season. The National¬† Fire Protection Association has stated that Christmas tree fires has sparked 160 homes fires over a four year period and 44 percent of those fires was caused by electrical problems. As such residents of Alexandria are advised to take these safety measures when hanging decorations and/or putting up their Christmas Tree.

  • Choose a pre-cut tree that has green needles that do not fall off when touched
  • Keep tree away from heat sources like fireplace or vent
  • Water pre-cut tree daily
  • Use holiday lights in their respective places such as indoors or outdoors. These lights should have the label of an independent testing lab
  • Do not overload your electrical outlets. Use an extension cord before plugging into an outlet and always check to ensure the lights are not warm to the touch
  • Always turn off lights when retiring to bed or leaving the house. Never leave lights on while unattended
  • Christmas decorations should be nonflammable and should be placed away from heating vents
  • Use wrapping paper away from open flames

Residents in Alexandria should follow these safety tips to avoid fires associated with Christmas Trees and Christmas Decorations.

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