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Candles and Holiday Décor Hazards

Overview: Nothing spreads cheer quite like holiday decorations, but care must be used to ensure your festive winter décor is fire-safe. Candles are widely used in homes throughout the holidays; December is the peak month for home candle fires. Consider the tips below when you bring out the holiday decorations this year. And remember, as in every season, have working smoke alarms installed on every level of your home, test them monthly and keep them clean and equipped with fresh batteries at all times. Don’t forget to practice your home escape plan!

o Be careful with holiday decorations! Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant. Also keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn

o Two of every five home decoration fires are started by candles! Nearly half of decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source.

o Before going to bed, be sure to blow out all candles and turn off all holiday lights.

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Fire Code Enforcement
120 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville, TN 37862
Fax 865.453.5518

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Fire Marshal JC Green
Office 865.868.1709