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Helena Fire Department Explains Christmas Tree Safety

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The Helena Fire Department responds to more emergencies than normal around the holiday season, especially when dealing with Christmas trees. The fire department has a few tips on how to keep your home safe this holiday season.

When it comes to your Christmas tree, keep it in a large base and make sure it is always full of water to keep the tree from drying out. The tree is also to be placed far from heat sources like candles or fire places, or to even replace candles with electronic ones as candles are a leading cause of fires, especially when dealing with Christmas trees. The other leading cause of fires are tree lights.

"Inspect your lights, your Christmas tree lights. The old style lights with bulbs, the screw in bulbs, don't plug in more than three of those together and with the new LED What they recommend is looking at the manufacturer suggestions with the LED lights." says Lou Antonick from the Helena Fire Department.

A few other tips are, do not over load outlets, make sure smoke alarms are operational and to have one in every sleeping area. The other important Christmas tree tip of the season is as soon as your tree dries out take out of the house as soon as possible. On behalf of the Helena Fire Department, they would like to wish the community a safe and happy holiday this year.

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