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Dried Out Christmas Trees are a Fire Hazard

Post Date:12/22/2016 2:35 PM

Christmas tree fires are not common, but when they do occur they’re likely to be serious and deadly according to the National Fire Protection Association.  Follow these tree tips for a fire-safe Christmas:

  1. Water daily.
  2. Turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.
  3. Remove your tree immediately after the holidays, no later than January 2.

Dried out Christmas trees are a fire hazard and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home.  Place them curbside for pick up by City of Franklin Sanitation and Environmental Services.  They can also be taken to Jim Warren Park, Liberty Park and Fieldstone Park for recycling, now through February 1, dawn until dusk.

Finally, have working smoke alarms on every level of your home, especially inside and outside sleeping areas.  Remember to test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your fire escape plan.  Practice your home fire escape plan regularly.


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