Christmas trees start around 210 home fires each year.  Those festive decorations hanging up in your house cause about 860 fires a year!

Nobody wants to see their home go up in flames, especially when it can be easily avoided.

Here are some tips to keep your home safe from a fire this Holiday Season:

Use battery operated candles, buy flame resistant candles, keep your trees AT LEAST three feet from all heat sources, make sure your tree has plenty of water, and turn lights off before leaving the house or going to bed.

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