Holiday Fire Hazard - Tree
Christmas Trees are a festive sign of the holiday season. They can also be a fire hazard. Cut trees need to be properly watered. Even then, eventually it will dry out. Most tree fires happen after Christmas, once the tree has dried out. Often they start overnight when trees are left lit.
Put the tree out promptly for proper disposal or recycling after the holidays to reduce the risk for fire. Leaving it up much past Christmas or New Year’s increases the risk of a fire.
Never place any tree near a heat source such as a fireplace, furnace or space heater.
Unplug lights when leaving the house or going to sleep. Be especially careful if using lights that heat up — and don’t put them near heat sources, curtains or other flammable materials.