While it's only a couple days after Christmas, fire officials recommend taking down your tree and other lighted holiday decorations as soon as possible.
The National Fire Protection Association says nearly 40-percent of house fires that start with Christmas trees happen in January. And they say the fires tend to be more deadly because the trees can ignite so quickly.
Local firefighters recommend also checking over your lights and extension cords as you pack up your decorations.
"When you're putting your Christmas tree lights away, inspect them before you put them away so then next Winter when you're ready to pull them out for the holidays, they're ready to go,” said La Crosse Fire Division Chief Tom Wallerich.
It's recommended you throw away any light sets if they have loose connections, broken sockets or cracked or bare wires.
You should store electrical decorations in a dry place where they can't be damaged by water or dampness.