The Milford Fire Department has sent a reminder to area media about the need to be careful with holiday decorations.
Although not common, Christmas tree fires do occur and are very likely to be serious. One in three Christmas tree fires occur due to electrical problems. People should check their lights for broken or frayed cords or loose bulb connections. Do not hook more than three strands of mini light sets together and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in style lights. If using L.E.D. lights follow manufactures instructions. All lights and decorations using power should have a label from a recognized testing laboratory.