To help cut down on fires this time of the year.
there are some simple steps you can take.
A lot of holiday fires are caused from the lights
on your christmas tree and house.
Fire departments say to never plug your surge protectors
into other surge protectors.
And also make sure you check for frayed lights.
and old wires on any christmas lights.
Especially later in the year they're so dry that it's
just a matter of seconds and the tree is up in fire.
A christmas tree puts out a massive amount of heat
when they burn and thus making the growth of the fire
tremendous by the time that we get there.
Fire officials recommend to always have a fire extinguisher
in either your kitchen or somewhere nearby.