Melton Fire Service issue Christmas safety warning

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Leicestershire Fire and Rescue service has issued a warning ahead of Christmas to remind Melton residents how to reduce the risk of fire during the festive season.

Checking your fire alarms and switching off electrical appliances when not in use are just some of the steps that can be taken to prevent a blaze from destroying your Christmas.

Keith Trowell, station manager for Melton, said: “Christmas is a time for celebration. To celebrate safely we advise testing your smoke alarm, turning off electrical appliances after use and removing obstacles from escape routes.”