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More than half of the home decoration fires in December are started by candles.
The top 3 days for home candle fires are Christmas Day, New Year's Day and New Year's Eve.
Keep candles away from anything that burns.
Use flameless candles near flammable materials.
Before leaving the room extinguish the candle and never leave children alone in a room with a lit candle.
Do not place trees in areas that block hallways, exit ways, or doors.
A heat source too close to the Christmas Tree causes 1 in every 4 winter fires.
Do not have any open flames (candles, lanterns, and heaters) near the tree or any other flammable material.
Make sure heating ducts are off or pointed away from the tree to avoid drying out the tree.
Check the tree's water level daily, make sure there is enough water to submerge the fresh cut section of the trunk.
Remove the tree from your home when the tree becomes dry.
Before hanging your lights look for frayed wires, damaged bulb sockets, and worn insulation.
When working on a ladder keep yourself centered and do not overreach.
Don't overload the outlet by plugging in too many lights. Only connect up to the maximum set of lights found on the box.
Use outdoor rated extension cords outside and plug them into a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupting) outlet.
Purchase space heaters that have a label showing that it is listed by a recognized testing laboratory.
Plug the space heater directly into the outlet. Do not use an extension cord or power strip which could overheat.
Avoid placing the heater in high traffic areas and anywhere they may pose a tripping hazard.
Keep all flammable materials at least three feet from the heat!
Unplug the heater when it is not in use.