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Firefighters Warn Residents About Potential Holiday Fires

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Along with all the holiday cheer, comes the potential for fire hazards. Kitchen and electrical fires are some of the most common this time of year. 

Over-stressed sockets, crowded stoves, unattended candles and dried out Christmas trees can turn a festive occasion into a tragedy.

"We wanna make sure that we're fire safe. And good fire safety in the home starts with having a working smoke detector. Preferably on every landing of the home. Make sure the batteries work by testing it once a month. And it makes a wonderful gift," says firefighter Dusty Schlittenhardt.

Firefighters say keeping your Christmas tree watered, cooking in shifts and keeping a watchful eye over open flames will guarantee a safe holiday.

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