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Decorate your house safely this holiday season

Voorhees Township reminds residents to keep the house safe this winter

As the holiday season swings into full gear, Voorhees Township would like to remind residents of important safety precautions to take when decorating the house this year.

· Never connect more than three strings of incandescent lights together.

· Keep all decorations at least three feet away from heating equipment or an open flame.

· Water the Christmas tree daily to prevent its flammability

· Lastly, purchase electrical decorations from reputable retailers that are approved by a national recognized testing lab, such as Underwriters Laboratory, Intertek or the Canadian Standards Association.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, 860 home fires are caused by holiday decorations every year, and these important steps are important in ensuring a home is decorated safely during the winter holidays.

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