Dry leaves and faulty electrical outlets can become fire hazards during the holidays.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The Michigan Bureau of Fire Services is urging consumers to water their Christmas tree daily and practice important safety measures to avoid fire risk and reduce the chance of a tragedy during the holiday season. “A dry tree is extremely flammable compared to a well-watered tree,” said state fire marshal Richard Miller. “When a Christmas tree catches fire, you have only seconds to escape a potentially deadly fire --- don’t risk the loss of family, friends or your home.” In 2006-2010, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 230 home fires that started with Christmas trees causing an average of four deaths, 21 injuries and $17.3 million in direct property damage, according to the National Fire Protection …
Whether you're looking for a small, stout, large, long-needled or short-needled Christmas tree, Patch knows where you can go to buy one.
Want to have a fun yet productive holiday? Use your time off this Thanksgiving break to buy a Christmas tree! And Patch knows just where you can go. The Dexter Lions Club will host their annual Christmas Tree Sale at Creekside Intermediate School. There's a wide range of tree types, include balsam fir, douglas fir, fraser fir, scotch pine, korean fir, serbian spruce, blue spruce, concolor fir, white pine, black hills spruce, cork bark, as well as holiday wreaths. The school is located at 2615 Baker Road. Hours of operation are Nov. 23- Dec. 23 from noon to 8 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends. (more info) (more info) (more info) (more info) (more info)