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Fountain Valley News

Posted on: November 26, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Christmas Tree Safety


Thanksgiving weekend is a popular time to purchase a Christmas Tree and get the house ready for the holidays. If you will be decorating this weekend, please keep in mind the following safety tips.

  • Check holiday lights for fraying, bare spots, gaps in the insulation or excessive kinking in the wire
  • Turn off all tree lights and decorations when not in use
  • When putting up decorations, use a step stool or ladder to reach high places
  • Don't run extension cords through windows or garage doors. Just the littlest crack can expose a home to thieves
  • Use battery operated candles instead of open flame candles 

Keep these facts in mind when putting up the Christmas Tree:

  • Although not common, Christmas Tree fires are more likely to be serious and deadly
  • One out of three Christmas Tree fires are caused by electrical problems
  • One out of every four fires is caused by a heat source too close to the tree 

Please decorate and celebrate safely this holiday weekend! 


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