Mt. Vernon Fire Chief Reminding Residents to Use Common Sense While Celebrating the Holidays

MT. VERNON — It’s the first weekend of December, and many area residents have put up or are putting up their Christmas decorations for the holiday season. With the holiday decorations comes an added fire risk to your home.

Mt. Vernon Fire Chief Kevin Sargent says make sure you use fire safety common sense this holiday season.

Sargent says many winter activities increase the chance of a house fire because most involve generating heat.