Christmas tree safety check list

Detroit Fire Marshal reminds residents about fire hazards of Christmas decorations

Published On: Dec 13 2012 05:04:33 PM EST
Christmas tree
DETROIT -

Christmas lights During the Christmas season, the City of Detroit Fire Marshal Steven P. Hurst is reminding residents about the potential fire hazards of Christmas decorations.

By following his safety check list, families can greatly reduce the risk of tree related fires this holiday season.

If you choose to buy a natural tree, look for a fresh one.

Fresh trees are less likely to catch fire than older trees. 

When purchasing a tree:

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Have a safe holiday!