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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Nothing will put a damper on holiday
cheer quite like a house fire.
The National Fire Protection Association
says on average about 230 structures burn each year because of Christmas trees,
causing an estimated $17.3 million in damage.
Cooking is another potentially dangerous
holiday activity. The NFPA says 156,300 home fires ignite each year because of
cooking, causing 470 deaths and more than $1 billion in damage.
Use the following tips to avoid disaster
at your home this holiday season:
- When setting up the Christmas tree, make sure it is at least
three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat
vents or lights.
- Add water to the tree stand daily -- dried out trees can be a fire hazard.
- Use lights that have the label of a recognized testing laboratory.
Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use.
- When baking, roasting, or boiling food, check the oven regularly and
remain in the home while food is cooking.