Holiday decorations and trees can be a home fire hazard.

CAL FIRE is offering the following safety tips:

- When selecting a live Christmas tree, choose a fresh one with green needles and check the water level in the tree stand every days.

- Keep both live and artificial trees at least three feet away from any heat source, never use lit candles to decorate a tree and use lights that have been tested and labeled by a recognized testing lab.

- Choose holiday decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant, replace any light strongs that are worn or have broken cords and use clips, not nails, to hang lights.

For more holiday safety tips, please visit the CAL FIRE website at