5 Tips for Preventing Holiday Fires

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
December 4, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Here are 5 tips on preventing holiday fires from the National Fire Protection Association:

1. Connect no more than three strands of lights

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2. Connect no more than 50 bulbs for screw-in light sets

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3. Keep your Christmas tree at least 3 feet from any heat source, such as candles or heat vents

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4. Keep any candles at least a foot away from anything that burns

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5. Get rid of your tree right after Christmas or when it’s dry

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Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.