'Tis the season for a Christmas tree in the living room, but this holiday season the San Gabriel Fire Department urges residents to take precautions to prevent tree fires that could ruin the special time of year.
According to the National Fire Prevention Association, a quarter of all Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems and a heat source too close to the tree causes another quarter. Christmas tree fires are relatively rare, but they can be extremely serious.
Residents can easily keep their home and family safe with the following tips:
For more information on fire and holiday safety, visit www.nfpa.org.