Christmas lights cause 770 house fires every year, National Fire Protection Association reports
The National Fire Protection Association reports more than 770 home fires are caused by holiday decorations every year. Here’s what you can do to mitigate the risk:Holiday lightsVerify if lights are for indoor or outdoor use. Buy flame-resistant lightsNever use nails to hang lights; use clips. Turn lights off when you leave the room or go to sleepChristmas treeReal trees need to be hydrated. Place in a stand with a large water reservoirThrow the tree away soon after the holidaysCheck for heat sourcesNever place lights, trees, or decorations near a fireplace or heaterBlow out candles before leaving a roomDon’t put anything on top of the extension cords.