10 ways to safely decorate your home

Christmas and New Year’s are the top days for home candle fires in the U.S. LOS ANGELES – The 2019 holiday season is here, and the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region wants everyone to stay safe as they decorate their homes. Decorations like trees, lights and candles increase the risk of home fires during the holidays – with Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day being the top three days for home candle fires in the U.S. Instead, use these 10 safety tips while decorating for the holiday season. Use battery-operated candles. Never leave lit candles unattended, keep them away from anything that could burn and place them out of reach from children and pets. Check all holiday light cords to make sure they aren’t frayed or broken. Don’t string too many stran
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