The Los Angeles County Fire Department has a few tips on keeping you, your family and your home safe during the holidays. To keep our Silver Lake Fire Fighters and Silver Lake neighbors safe, please . . .
- Unless the directions state it is safe to do so, do not link more than three light strands.
- Use only nonflammable decorations or flame-retardant ones. Decorations should always be placed or hung away from any heat source.
- Keep candles at least 12 inches away from all flammable materials, decorations and wrapping paper.
- When setting up a live Christmas Tree, prevent the tree from drying out by keeping the stand filled with water as long as it is indoors.
For more tips and ways to check your tree's freshness, check out the LA County Fire Department's website