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Be Mindful Of Fire Hazards With Holiday Decorations

Story By: Greg Heindel



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  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.

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