The Sebastopol Fire Department recently shared the following tips to prevent Christmas tree related fires.
- For live trees, check for freshness and avoid purchasing dry trees. For artificial trees, look for the label “Fire Resistant”.
- Place tree at least 3 feet away from all heat sources.
- Discard any lights with worn or broken cords or loose connections.
- Turn off all Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to sleep.
- Water live trees daily.