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Christmas trees could turn into fire hazards if not properly cared for

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One of the biggest holiday decorations in your home could be a big fire hazard as well.
That bright, bushy, great-smelling Christmas tree in your living room could dangerous if not cared for properly.

Fire Prevention Officer Ezekiel Bowen says Christmas trees should be watered daily, because they could be a potential fire hazards if they are allowed to dry out.

Bowen says dry bristles from holiday trees can easily ignite if subject to heat.

He says most tree lights are now made with LED bulbs that don't produce much heat, people should still be careful when lighting up their Christmas tree.
"I'd recommend making sure your lights are UL listed and making sure there's no frays or any broken bulbs or anything like that that could cause a fire."
Bowen says purchasing a very green tree, cutting the end at a 45 degree angle, and watering it daily are good tips to keep your tree and home safe this holiday season.


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