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Christmas fires and steps to take to avoid them

Most people associate the winter holidays with warmth and light; hard-bitten journalists have the same association but, sadly, we see that warmth and light coming (too often) from house fires.

It isn’t just our perception. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) website says that the top three days of the year for household fires started by candles are Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day. 

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