"We see a huge spike in fires between Christmas Day and New Year's, so it's very important that until you get rid of that tree that it remains watered and cared for," the Electrical Safety Foundation International said.
WASHINGTON — When setting up Christmas trees and decorations, a little care and attention can help prevent them from becoming fire hazards.
“Go ahead and check all the decorations that you’re using year after year,” said Electrical Safety Foundation International President Brett Brenner. “So, no breaks in the wires, no broken bulbs — those types of things.”
Position your Christmas tree out of harm’s way, away from open flames and someplace it can’t be tipped over by a child or pet.