Don’t leave your Christmas lights on warns Vulcan!

2nd December 2016

It’s now that time of year when we all have our Christmas trees set up in our living room, but not many of us realise that this is a very serious hazard, especially if you leave the lights on when you’re not at home.

Please make sure that you follow these steps to reduce the risk of a fire:

    • Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched
    • Cut 2" from the base of the trunk before placing tree in the stand
    • Set-up tree at least three feet away from any heat source
    • Make sure the tree does not block an exit
    • Add water to the tree stand daily
    • Use lights that have the label of a recognised testing laboratory
    • Replace any string of lights with worn of broken cords or loose bulbs
    • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree
    • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.

It takes only a few seconds for the fire to spread up the tree and onto the ceiling, have a look at this video to see for yourself!