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Being safe with holiday decorations

Whatever your traditions or customs are during the winter months, make sure to be safe when using decorations such as candles and lighting.

Did you know that 1/2 of U.S. home decoration fires in December are started by candles? December 25 is the peak day for candle fires. Here are some tips to help keep you safe this winter:

  • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that burns
  • Read manufacturer’s instructions for the number of light strands to connect
  • Make sure your tree is at least 3 feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, space heaters, candles or heat vents. Also make sure your tree does not block exits.

Learn more by watching this short video on holiday candle safety