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For Immediate Release
How to Prevent Holiday Season Fires
NEWARK, Del. - With holiday preparations under way, Delmarva Power reminds customers that a safety check of decorative lighting before installation can provide peace of mind and a safe holiday.
Holiday decorations lift spirits and beautify communities, but when improperly placed they can become a hazard. Each year, holiday-season fires kill or injure more than 2,000 Americans and cause more than $990 million in property damage, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
Delmarva Power offers the following holiday-decorating safety tips:
For more holiday safety tips, go to delmarva.com or read the December issue of LINES, the company's customer newsletter mailed monthly with energy bills.
Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to nearly 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 121,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .