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“Don’t let this happen to your home!
Festive decorations, flickering lights, candles and Christmas trees are hallmarks of the holiday season. They also present fire risks that can turn a joyous time of year into disaster.

The National Fire Protection Association is working to educate the public about potential fire risks during the holidays. According to NFPA from 2012-2016, fire departments in the United States responded to an estimated annual average of 170 home structure fires that began with Christmas trees. The top three days for home candle fires were Christmas, New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve.”

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When stringing up holiday lights, always test them beforehand to ensure they are working in proper order. You’ll also want to make sure that you’re not overloading circuits by running multiple electrical items from one outlet. The last thing you need during the holidays is a fire hazard.

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