Christmas tree safety a top holiday priority

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The fear of the tree posing a fire hazard is the reason some families decide against real trees.

If you decide on a real Christmas tree make sure to follow these safety tips to avoid any potential fire.

– Make sure to keep the tree about three feet away from sources of heat like space heaters, fireplaces and radiators.

– Water the tree daily to prevent it from drying too quickly.

– Don’t place the tree in the way of any exits.

– Test string lights before placing them on the tree and make sure to replace any strands that have old bulbs.

– Unplug tree lights before going to bed and while you’re not at home.

– Once the holiday season is over, leave old, dried out trees outside your home.

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