Traditional holiday decorations can bring some added fire risk to a home. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with Fire and Emergency Prevention Officer Jeremy VanWey:
VanWey said it is important to keep natural trees watered and properly cared for. He also said any electrical decorations need to be checked when they’re brought out from storage.
“Make sure there’s no frayed cords, or wires, or anything like that,” said VanWey, “When we’re putting that stuff out, we want to make sure we don’t overload our circuits, our breaker boxes, make sure we don’t string too many items together and cause a problem with overloading circuits.”
He also said that many people light more candles during the holidays, and reminded them to never leave a burning candle unattended.