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By Max Erikson

Tis the season to be careful with Christmas decor


December 6, 2017

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding residents that along with the joys of the holiday season comes a greater risk for fire. For your safety and the safety of your family, make sure you have working smoke alarms inside and outside all sleeping area, and on every level of your home. Be fire smart as you deck the halls this season with these safety tips:

Christmas Trees

• Test for quality and freshness. Look for very little needle drop when a trunk is shaken or bounced. Pass on faded, brittle trees.

• Caring for your tree. For better water absorption, cut away at least an inch from the base. Place the tree in water immediately to keep the cut fresh. Remember to...

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