With Christmas only three sleeps away, the Office of the Fire Commissioner and Emergency Management BC are offering fire safety advice to keep the holiday fire-free.
They remind you to keep combustibles such as wrapping paper, trees, and decorations away from heat sources.
If you have a real tree, ensure you water it often and dispose of it safely when it’s dry.
When preparing your holiday dinner, stay in the kitchen while food is cooking, and keep flammable items at a safe distance from the stove.
If you have candles, place candle holders on a stable surface and keep them out of reach of children and pets.