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Fire Prevention Day 5

Today's focus is on holiday decorations in your home.

Today's statistics:

From 2013 to 2017, approximately 160 fires in homes started each year from Christmas trees. These fires caused approximately three deaths, 15 injuries, and $10 million in property damages.

About three-quarters of fires from Christmas trees occurred in December or January.

Today's tips:

- Inspect any holiday lights before you put them out. Check for frayed or pinched wires, if you find any throw that strand away.

- Make sure to unplug the lights on your tree before you leave your home, or go to bed.

- Keep your tree at least three feet away from any heat sources, including but not limited to; fireplaces, radiators, space heaters, candles, and heating vents.

- Make sure to water your Christmas tree everyday.

Today's activity:

Color this strand of lights for whatever holiday you'd like. Share a picture in the comments below of your work. If you can't print the picture draw and color some lights of your own!

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