Christmas Light Safety Tips 

With the holiday season upon us, Central

Maine Power is urging Mainers to follow some simple electrical

safety tips to make the season a safe one.

CMP says people should water their Christmas trees liberally and

cut the tree base at a 45-degree angle so it can absorb water more


Residents are encouraged to use miniature lights, which produce

less heat than conventional ones, and to not overload electrical

circuits or extension cords.

You should also keep flammable decorations away from tree

lights, and never use electric lights on metallic trees.