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Liberty Mutual and Holly Robinson Peete Team Up to Remind Families to Be Fire Smart this Holiday Season with Tips on Fire Safety
Date:12/2/2008

ing continues to be the lead cause of home fires during the holidays. While the Liberty Mutual/IAFF study reveals a large majority of American adults (85 percent) know that most home fires start in the kitchen, the study also reports unsafe behaviors. Twenty-six percent of adults admit to leaving food cooking unattended on the stove, and 16 percent admit to actually disabling their kitchen smoke alarm while cooking.

Beyond cooking there are other activities that pose fire risks. Families eager to celebrate holiday traditions such as lighting the Menorah or Kinara, or decorating the Christmas tree could get more than they bargain for if they're not careful. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association reports that Christmas trees, both natural and artificial, pose the greatest threat during the holidays since they're most frequently the first item to ignite.

To keep your family safe this winter, Holly Robinson Peete and Liberty Mutual offer the following holiday fire safety tips that are also included in Holly's holiday fire safety video:

1.   Keep decorations, wreaths and trees at least three feet from heat sources such as candles,
fireplaces and space heaters.

2.   Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the insulation, broken or
cracked sockets and excessive kinking or wear before putting them up.

3.   Keep candl
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