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  • Did you know?

    candle-896784_640Nearly half of holiday decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source.

    It’s fun to decorate for the winter holidays, but holiday decorations can increase your risk for a home fire. As you deck the halls this season, be fire smart.

    ? Inspect holiday lights each year before you put them up. Throw away
    light strands with frayed or pinched wires.
    ? Water your Christmas tree every day. A dry tree is dangerous because it
    can catch on fire easily.
    ? Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look,
    smell and feel like real candles.
    ? If you do use lit candles, make sure they are in stable holders and place
    them where they cannot be knocked down easily.

    For more information and free resources, visit www.usfa.fema.gov

    ALSO READ: Deck the Halls, Don’t Burn Them

  • Holiday Candles - Warm Glow or Blazing Inferno?

    Candles... December is the peak time of year for home candle fires. One-third of all candle fires start in the bedroom.  Keep Candles 12 inches away from anything flammable, and consider using flameless candles instead.

     

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    Four different types of flameless candles Four different types of flameless candles

     

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