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Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips

Don't let Christmas heat up your home too much, with fire that is. Christmas trees alone result in around 13 million dollars, annually, in property damage according to the American Christmas Tree Association. When you add together a live tree that is drying out with electrical malfunction and bad location of heating sources, it can create a problem that can impact your holidays and life severely.

To make sure your holiday stays festive and lively, consider some of these safety tips below.

- Fresh Trees, while looking vibrant and beautiful with deep green needles, are less likely to catch fire. Consider this when choosing your perfect Christmas Tree.

- Always place your Christmas Tree in a place where heat sources are not near. These is included fireplaces, radiators, heat vents, lights and candles.

- Keep your tree watered to slow down the process of it drying out.

- Use Christmas lights that are labeled and tested to UL or ETL/ITSNA for safety.

- Do not use damaged lights.

- Turn your Christmas Lights off when you go to sleep so no accidents occur without you being awake. Turn Christmas lights off when you leave your home.

When the tree is starting to dry out its needles will drop, this is time to say goodbye until next year. Keep your family and other loved ones safe this Christmas.