The holidays can present a number of different fire hazards that can quickly turn a festive occasion into a tragedy. Sheridan Fire Marshal Brian Songer says that every year they see a spike in several types of fires during the holidays.
Songer says that there are several issues related to Christmas decorations that can be dangerous as well.
There's also a significant spike in fires during the winter due to furnaces, fireplaces and other home heating equipment.
Songer stated that the number one thing people can do to have a safe holiday season is to be responsible with all of the different things that could potentially be a fire hazard and be aware of those risks and take steps to mitigate those risks.