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.