Holiday Fire Safety

This year, fire officials are asking you to spend a few extra minutes making sure your holiday decorations are safe. Experts recommend using a power strip or surge protector if you have lots of lights.

They also say don't pierce the wire with tacks or nails and try to inspect your lights every year for frayed or damaged wires. Frayed wire cords can ignite the pine needles of your Christmas tree if the tree is drying out.