It’s fun to decorate for the winter holidays, but holiday decorations can increase your risk for a home fire. As you deck the halls this season, be fire smart.
- Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that burns.
This holiday season, consider using battery-operated flameless candles. They look and smell real!
- Make sure your tree is at least 3 feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, space heaters, candles or heat vents.
- Get rid of your tree after Christmas or when it is dry.
- Connect no more than three strands of mini light sets and no more than 50 bulbs for screw-in light sets.
Learn more about holiday fire safety from the U.S. Fire Administration.