Practice fire safety this Halloween season

Halloween is a fun, spooky and exciting time for kids and adults as they scour for that perfect costume and people add spooky decorations to their homes. But if people don’t keep fire safety in mind, Halloween and fall decorations can add an increased fire danger to homes that could create a real scary situation.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), each year from 2017 to 2019, an estimated average of 9,200 fires were reported to fire departments in the United States over a three-day period around Halloween.

For fire safety tips, please see this week’s print edition.