The arrival of December means many more people are putting up outdoor lighting displays for the holiday season. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache says it’s important that electrical cords made for outdoor use are used for the Christmas displays. He says a home was damaged by fire last year because the wrong kind of extension cord was used…[audio:https://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/N1898.mp3|titles=SB Fire Chief Tim Herlache]
Chief Herlache also asks residents to avoid plugging too many lights together for outdoor or indoor displays. He says some people “piggyback” too many sets of lights, but it’s a dangerous thing to do…[audio:https://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/N1899.mp3|titles=SB Fire Chief Tim Herlache]
Herlache says there’s no doubt that indoor & outdoor displays make the holiday season more festive, but it’s important to insure that they are properly installed in order to avoid causing a fire.