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Holiday Decorators Reminded to be Aware of Fire Hazards

Posted: Monday, November 30th, 2009 at 6:27 am

With the holiday season in full swing, area residents are encouraged to take the proper safety precautions with interior and exterior decorations. Pella Fire Chief Doug Van Gorkom says residents should make sure the wiring on holiday lights is in good shape and outlets and extension cords are not overloaded. Van Gorkom adds that any natural Christmas trees need to be well-watered and kept away from heat sources to ensure they don’t catch fire.