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Children’s Hospital officials warn adults about the dangers related to house fires

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imagesChattanooga, Tenn.­­– Children’s Hospital at Erlanger representatives from the Kohl’s Safe and Sound Program are urging adults to be aware of fire hazards such as dry Christmas trees, holiday decorations, fireplaces and heaters during this holiday season.

As the outside temperatures begin to drop and families are enjoying the decorations during the holidays, specific hazards become more prevalent than any other time of the year.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), certain types of fires and injuries associated with holiday decorations are much more common during this season.

“We have already seen several homes in our region damaged due to fires that could have been prevented,” said Safe and Sound Program Coordinator, Coy Ellis.   “We are asking adults to be a little more cautious than usual when it comes to children and fire safety.  While it is fun for all ages to take part in the festivities and…

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