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Local firefighters trying to "Keep the Wreath Green"

LA CRESCENT, Minn. - Local fire departments are taking a unique approach to raise awareness about fire dangers.

La Crescent, La Crosse, Onalaska, and the Town of Campbell are teaming up for the "Keep the Wreath Green" campaign.

For a third year, the departments have a wreath hanging outside filled with green lights. Every time there's a fire, they replace a light with a red one as a reminder to the public.


They say it's a way to keep people safe at a time when fires are more common. "People seem to leave cooking unattended at times, not watering Christmas trees enough, having open flames in their house a little bit more during the holiday season, and it just seems that fires are a little more prevalent during the holiday season," said Tony Murilla with the La Crescent Fire Department.

Fire crews say it's important to make sure you have a working smoke detector in your home.

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