WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- One in three home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
That's why local fire fighters want to make sure you're being safe this holiday season.
When it comes to protecting your home from fire this Christmas, there are several hazards to consider. And, the list includes more than just Christmas tree safety. You also need to pay close attention to wall outlets and practice safe techniques when cooking that Christmas meal.
The Winston-Salem Professional Fire Fighters Association wants you to be safe this Christmas. That's why they spent the morning with WFMY News 2's Patrick Wright to show you what can happen if you don't take certain precautions this year.
The U.S. Fire Administration also has several Christmas safety tips and videos to help you prepare your home for the holiday.
Be sure to watch the Good Morning Show from 4:30 to 8 a.m. to learn more about how to prevent fires in your home this Christmas.
WFMY News 2