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Fire Risks Double During Holidays

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An insurance company is reminding people of holiday fire hazards. The Hartford Chief Claim Officer John Kinney says our seasonal decorations are just one thing that increase fire risk.

Kinney says that the chances of a house fire double between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.  Kinney says candles need to be at least a feet away from anything combustible, like mistletoes and wreaths. 

He suggests taking a kitchen utensil with you if you're tending to guests while cooking, so you're reminded to check the stove.  Kinney says it's important to not throw wrapping paper in the chimney to prevent an unmanageable flame. Kinney says dryer trees post higher risk, so it's important to ask when Christmas trees were cut and one of the most important things in decreasing fire risk is establishing an exit route in case of emergency.

 

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