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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4,1998
NEWS FROM: Nevada State Fire Marshal 98-149

State Fire Marshal Urges Nevadans to Watch Out For Holiday Fire Hazards

Look for potential holiday decoration danger spots

The Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety's State Fire Marshal, in cooperation with local fire departments, is reminding Nevada residents to look for and eliminate potential dangerous areas from holiday decorations, trees and lights.

Each year in the US, over 1,300 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries related to holiday lights. Christmas trees are also involved in about 500 fires annually, resulting in a national average of $20 million in property loss and damage.

To ensure that this holiday season is a safe and happy one, the State Fire Marshal is releasing the following safety tips:

Special Considerations

For questions regarding holiday fire safety, contact the State Fire Marshal's office at 687-4290.

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