Lights, decorations, and Christmas trees may brighten up the home for the holidays, but they can be dangerous fire hazards if not handled properly.
Lieutenant Ted Main with the Abbotsford Fire Department has some timely safety reminders. “Make sure you’re using cords that are rated for outdoor use. It’s a really good idea to put your outdoor Christmas lights on a timer, so that you don’t happen to accidentally forget to shut them off. Not only will it make it safer, it will also save money.”
Main adds if you’re buying a real tree, you should double-check that it’s not full of dry needles and make sure you don’t place it near candles or heaters.
Source: News1130 – Dec 12, 2010