Today’s tip: Taking these steps can help prevent holiday fires

According to the National Fire Protection Association, the top three days for home candle fires are Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Like candles, the top days for cooking fires include Christmas and New Year's Day. What’s important to remember, however, is that cooking and candles are not the real cause: people are.

Here are some tips from the Minneapolis Fire Department to help you prevent home fires over the coming holidays and throughout the year.

Take these steps to avoid a candle fire:

Take these steps to avoid a cooking fire:

What to do if you have a stovetop fire:

Be safe with holiday lights

 

Published Dec 11, 2013