!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01bb08a25631970d-320wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01bb08a25631970d-320wi|alt=Winter Holiday Tips Sheet|style=margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;|title=Winter Holiday Tips Sheet|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01bb08a25631970d img-responsive!After firefighters in a Massachusetts town responded to a fire last week blamed on an overloaded and improper extension cord, the chief is urging the community to celebrate safely by using precautions when decorating their homes.
“The holidays are a festive and wonderful time of year where we come together to celebrate,” Groveland Fire Chief Robert Lay is quoted as saying in the Georgetown Record . “This means using properly rated electrical wires and outlets and using best safety practices when putting together annual big holiday meals.”
Firefighters responded after a passing motorist noticed a fire burning in the bushes of a home. The passerby ran up to the house and unplugged the Christmas decorations, and the fire was quickly put out with no damage to the home.
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