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Schenectady firefighters offer tips to avoid Christmastime fires

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The Schenectady Fire Department is warning that the holidays carry an especially high home fire risk, between cooking, Christmas trees and candles. “As everyone gets busier during the holidays, we often become rushed, distracted, or tired,” said Fire Chief Michael Della Rocco. “That’s when home fires are more likely to occur.” With unattended cooking the leading cause of U.S. home fires and home fire injuries, Della Rocco urged cooks to stay in the kitchen while ...

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