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Pasco Fire Department presents Christmas tree security tips

PASCO, Wash. – 


This is the season to brighten your Christmas tree and grasp these lights.


Christmas tree buying is a practice in most households, however there’s one thing you need to look out for when discovering your excellent tree.  


Pasco Fire Department’s Ben Shearer says there are indicators to search for when Christmas tree buying.


Shearer says “Give the tree you’re looking at a little shake, see if any of the needles are already falling off. If it’s already losing needles then it’s already dying out. So that’s going to be an indication that you already have a tree that’s dying out and it’s going to be a problem.”



You must be sure you get a recent reduce on the underside of the tree stump as quickly as you purchase it.


You additionally must get it into the water, even should you’re not able to set it up in your home but.


Shearer says you do that as a result of if you reduce the stump the tree will begin absorbing water and you’ll want to be sure you’re checking the water each day so the tree and relying on the scale of the tree you would possibly want gallons of water.


The Umatilla County Fire District says to recollect to unplug the lights out of your Christmas tree earlier than you go to mattress or depart your private home.

'Tis the season to practice fire safety


Shearer additionally says most Christmas tree fires aren’t the precise tree, however the decorations.


He says “There are plenty of locations to purchase decorations anymore. There are plenty of web sites that may promote you stuff from all around the world, and you will get it fairly low cost, however that does not imply that it is actually secure to make use of.


Remember to test the lights for any false contact and hold something flammable away.

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