WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Your happy holiday season could go up in flames in the blink of an eye if you're not careful. }}" />

   
 
 
Be Mindful Of Fire Hazards With Holiday Decorations

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 12/10/2013

Your happy holiday season could go up in flames in the blink of an eye if you're not careful. With Christmas lights on your house, and more inside on the tree, it's an electrical fire waiting to happen. Springfield Township Fire Chief Ron Henry recommends you do not use multiple extension cords, and don't leave your tree or any candles unattended. If you have a live tree, keep it well watered. Then there's the popular turkey fryers, which cook a succulent holiday feast, but are known to explode. Henry urges you to use them outside, far away from the house. Also, thaw the turkey before you drop it into the oil. And finally, get smoke detectors or put fresh batteries in the ones you have, to give you enough warning to get out of the house if a fire should erupt.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 The new V-A Clinic on South Trimble Road in Mansfield is attracting large numbers of veterans seeking medical care. Full Story
Image1 Richland County Transit continues working on getting its annual subsidy funding from the county, and the cities of Mansfield and Ontario. Full Story
 
Image1 The Mansfield Police Review Commission is continuing its mission to promote public support in the professionalism and accountability of the Mansfield Police Department. Full Story
Image1 Infrastructure improvements will be visible in the Ontario area very soon after city council approved a number of resolutions to develop the locality. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Ontario Approves Infrastructure Improvements

Weirich Waste Teams Up With Stingel For Recycle Days

Mansfield Dance Company Rules Nationals

More News