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'Tis the season to practice fire safety'

State Fire Marshal's Office warns of increased fire risks


Last updated 12/5/2021 at 6:05pm

The State Fire Marshal's Office is reminding residents that along with the joys of the holiday season comes a greater risk for fire.

For your safety and the safety of your family, make sure you have working smoke alarms inside and outside all sleeping areas, and on every level of your home.

Be fire smart as you deck the halls this season with these safety tips:

Christmas Trees

• Test for quality and freshness. Look for very little needle drop when a trunk is shaken or bounced. Pass on faded, brittle trees.

• Caring for your tree. For better water absorption, cut away at least an inch fr...

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