Christmas Fire Risk

Dec 19, 2019 | Fire Safety

Not to be a Grinch or anything but make sure your Christmas tree doesn’t ruin your festive season.

Great advice is to cut off the bottom couple of inches of your tree’s trunk and soak it in a bucket of water before you put it into its stand.

This will help to keep it moist and less likely to burn if the worst should happen.

Check your tree lights. Are the wires frayed anywhere – this could cause a fire.

Don’t overload the sockets near your tree with lots of plugs from your tree lights – again this can start a fire.

Don’t leave your tree lights on when you go to bed or when you go out… or even when you leave the room.

Don’t use candles or tea lights on your tree.

Otherwise something like this could happen.

And check your smoke alarm regularly so you at least get some warning.

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