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Fire Safety Tip of Week: Christmas Tree Safety

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Fire Safety Tip of the Week

CHRISTMAS TREE SAFETY

Each year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Carefully decorating Christmas trees can help make your holidays safer.

Picking the tree

If you have an artificial tree, be sure it is labeled, certified, or identified by the manufacturer as fire retardant.
Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.

Placing the tree