Evergreens can be treated with a fire retardant product such as spectra-shield, which will greatly slow down the flame spread.
Example: In testing by Northeast Testing Laboratories, Inc. samples were introduced into 2000°F flame for five (5) seconds, then removed and left in a horizontal position. All three samples self-extinguished in less than five (5) seconds.
Be bright about lights! Don’t use lights with worn insulation, broken plugs, and loose sockets. They can cause fires, shocks, and even electrocution!
Be careful when hanging several light strings together. You could have an overload situation. Remember all lighting inside and out, should be turned off before going to bed!
Are the stockings hung from the chimney with care? Be especially careful if there’s a cozy fire going in the fireplace.
Speaking of fireplaces, be sure the opening is covered with a sturdy metal screen or heat-tempered glass doors. This reduces the chances of a fire from escaping sparks or wood.
When the Holidays are over, take the tree down. Every day it stands in the house, it gets a little drier.