(HARLAN) Thanksgiving is a time when many families come together and decorate their Christmas tree.
As we know from past years, something that comes with Christmas trees and decorations is a risk fire.
Harlan fire chief Roger Bissen warns that it's not only live trees that pose a fire hazard but artificial trees as well.
"Look everything over, look the lights over real close and if there's any kind of damage done to the lights just throw them away and go buy some new fixtures. They are not that expansive and it's going to be a lot safer for you in the long run."
And as far as live trees, make sure they get plenty of water.
"Cut the stump off at least one inch so you are able to let that tree absorb some water, as much water as they possibly can."
Cheif Bissen also says to make sure not to overload your electrical outlets
when plugging in Christmas lights and also be sure to use caution if you light
candles during the holiday season.