Tips to keep those holiday lights safe


NEW BERN, Craven County - Whether it's filling up your business with ornaments or participating in a decade-old neighborhood tradition, decorations can be an exciting part of the holiday season.

It's also a holiday tradition that comes with risks if you don't pay attention. On average, there are 10 fires due to Christmas trees, lights or decorations a day during the holidays.

"They let Christmas trees dry out, they leave candles unattended and all that together just creates additional fire hazards throughout the holiday season," said New Bern Fire and Rescue Fire Marshall Dan Hill.

Click the above video to watch the full report from NewsChannel 12's Aisha Mbowe.

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