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Holiday Fire Safety Tips

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It is warned to not to place trees near any heating source. It is warned to not to place trees near any heating source.
It is also important to make sure your decorations are flame resistant. It is also important to make sure your decorations are flame resistant.

Fire safety is important year round, but during the holidays, more caution must be taken.

Matt Briggs of the Shawnee Township Fire Department says furnace issues are always a cause for concern in the cold season but families must be wary of their Christmas trees and decorations. He warns not to place trees near any heating source, be conscious of where you place candles and lights and make sure all smoke alarms have fresh batteries and are properly working. Another tip would be to make sure all your holiday lights have no loose wiring and are used properly.

"I guess the biggest thing is to change your lights," said Platoon Chief Briggs. " You're cheap and you don't want to change your lights and things like that. Encourage to update. The new LED's burn cooler and use less energy and they're safer around the Christmas tree."

It is also important to make sure your decorations are flame resistant.

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