Tips To Keep Your Home Safe This Holiday Season
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on November 25, 2012 @ 8:00PM
Created on November 25, 2012 @ 7:02PM
Many of you are probably starting to decorate your homes with Christmas lights and decorations. So that's why we talked to some firefighters Sunday morning to see how you can stay safe during this holiday season. They gave us a few tips on how you can prevent a Christmas disaster.
The most common cause of a fire during Christmas time is when the Christmas tree get too dry. That's why firefighters said you should make sure you're watering your tree everyday.
Many folks want their house and their tree to shine a little brighter than their neighbors, but make sure not to overload your tree with lights or that could also cause a fire.
If you like a lot of lights inside your home, firefighters said you should look into purchasing L.E.D lights because they don't produce as much heat.
"In the past we've had few. It generally roles back to the electrical connections lights off of one outlet or extensions cords plugged into extensions cords and things like that," said Lt. Walter Knight, Clarksburg Fire Department.
Lt. Knight also said to make sure you slow down this holiday season and pay attention to the placement of your decorations as well as cooking directions.
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