Holiday Fire Prevention Tips

With the festivities of the holiday season, come an increased risk of home fires.  There are several reasons for this.  We bring combustibles indoors in the form of trees, greenery and decorations.  Open flames from candles and fireplaces create additional dangers.  We cook more -- a major factor, since most home fires start in the kitchen. Also, our attention is focused on our friends and family and it's easy to become unaware of increased hazards.  Here are some simple things to be aware of and suggestions for making your home fire safe during the holidays.