Stay safe this holiday season with these safety tips

Christmas trees are a staple in homes during the Christmas season, but it is important to remember safety tips when caring for your tree.

News 12 Staff

Dec 18, 2020, 11:15 PM

Updated 1,274 days ago

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Christmas trees are a staple in homes during the Christmas season, but it is important to remember safety tips when caring for your tree.
James Kane is a fire inspector from the East Meadow Fire Department in Levittown.
“Be sure that you watch it every day, make sure you fill it up every day, make sure that it’s drinking,” said Kane.
Kane says it only takes a few seconds for a tree to go up in flames.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are about 160 fires a year that are started by Christmas trees.
Experts also suggest using LED candles as opposed to real candles.
“Candles are one of the big causes of problems not only for Christmas time, but throughout homes in general,” said Kane.
For decorative indoor and outdoor lights, Kane says to check tags to see how many live connections you can have. He says most sets are three max.
When baking, also be sure your oven is cleaned out beforehand to avoid a potential fire.


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