BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Did you know that one in four Christmas tree fires start because the tree is too close to a heat source?
The Baltimore County Fire Department is sharing fire safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe during the holidays.READ MORE: Charging Documents Say Evelyn Player Died Defending Herself, Police Found Suspect Through DNA
Fire officials say Christmas trees should be at least 3 feet away from a heat source. You should also water natural Christmas trees daily to prevent it from becoming too dry.READ MORE: Baltimore Man, 62, Charged In Murder Of Evelyn Player
Here are some other fire safety tips:
- Only use non-flammable or flame-retardant decorations.
- Check holiday lights for frayed wires and do not link more than three strands.
- Never leave a burning candle unattended.
- Consider using battery-operated flameless candles.
For more information on holiday fire safety, click here.
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Written By WJZ Apprentice Ju’waun Morgan