5 Tips for Preventing Holiday Fires

By Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times
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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