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During this time of year, our holiday decorations can pose a hazard in your home.

Jami Furniss with Paul Davis Restoration has these ideas for making sure this holiday season is happy and safe.

Keep children away from cooking areas. And double check that you've turned off all the burners and the oven.

Especially with temperatures below freezing, keep portable space heaters at least three feet away from anything that could watch fire. And only operate it if you're in the same room.

When it comes to Christmas trees, don't connect any more than 3 strands of mini light sets, and no more than 50 bulbs for screw-in light sets on your tree. Check for loose connections, broken or cracked sockets or frayed wires.

And have an escape plan in case of fire. Also keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen, laundry room, and garage.

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