Fireplace Safety Tips for this Holiday Season and Beyond

(StatePoint) Gathering around the hearth this holiday season? While you may be taking time off from work and school to celebrate, don’t take a vacation from practicing basic safety guidelines. Stay safe with the following tips.

Safety Devices

Before using your fireplace or lighting candles, check all of your home’s life-saving safety devices, including carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms for functionality, and to ensure batteries are still working. You should do this periodically, but especially around a time of year with additional fire risks.


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