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Fire safety during the holidays

Posted at 5:13 PM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 19:13:10-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – This is a busy time of year for fire crews.

Monday morning, Colorado Springs Firefighters rushed to the scene of a garage fire on E. Kiowa. The blaze put off a lot of smoke, but thankfully there were no injuries.

Fire risk during the holidays is actually higher inside your home.

Experts say two-thirds of fire deaths this time of year are from fire involving Christmas trees in living areas. That’s why they say to keep open flames at least a foot away from anything that can burn. You should also keep candles away from pets and children.

It’s a good idea to regularly inspect wires, and don’t overload circuits.

Experts also recommend using flame-retardant decorations whenever possible.

As always, keep an eye out in the kitchen and make sure real Christmas tress get enough water.