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Helpful Holiday Decorating Tips to Keep You Safe

ROCKFORD - Fire and Electrical hazards are more common during the holidays, but it's easy to make sure your home stays danger free.
ROCKFORD - Fire and electrical hazards are more common during the holidays, but it's easy to make sure your home stays danger free.

Home Depot decorating experts say having working smoke detectors is the first line of defense, just in case a fire does occur. They say to inspect your outlets and make sure there aren't too many lights or decorations plugged into one source.

Even the type of lights used on the Christmas tree make a big difference.

Home Depot employee Luke Baros says, "When you hook up lights, incandesent lights versus LED's, incandescents draw a lot more energy and they get a lot hotter so they can cause potential fires."

Statistics show that 30-percent of all home fires occur from December through February.

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