Christmas Tree safety tips

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News release from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue

Getting ready to put up a real, or artificial, Christmas tree in your home? Before you do, you need to pause a moment and review some important information from the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), the Fairfax County Fire Department advises.

Did you know that one-third of all Christmas tree fires are a result of electrical failures or malfunctions? Many of these fires can potentially be prevented by following some of the simple steps outlined below.

Taking positive action today may help to ensure your Christmas is a safe and merry one.

Oh Christmas tree oh Christmas treeAccessible information can be found: http://www.esfi.org/resource/prevention-it-s-the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving-536

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