The holidays are a joyful time of year, but there is a increase in residential fires during December. This increase is due to the use of Christmas decorations and candles. To keep your family safe this holiday season, you can follow the following tips: only use decorations that are flame-retardant or not flammable, check holiday lights each year for frayed wires or excessive wear, do not link more than three strands of holiday lights, never leave a burning unattended candle (use battery powered flameless candles), water you live Christmas tree and keep it away from heat sources. Everyone enjoy the holidays and safe. Happy Holidays.