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Morgantown Fire Department reminds everyone to “Be Halloween Safe”

Trick-or-treating in the City of Morgantown is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31.
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Published: Oct. 28, 2021 at 2:27 PM EDT
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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - The Morgantown Fire Department is reminding citizens to “Be Halloween Safe” this weekend.

Trick-or-treating in the City of Morgantown is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31.

Every Halloween in the United States, approximately 800 home fires occur due to decorations igniting from candles, electrical problems, heaters, and arson.

Some Halloween safety tips to remember are:

  • Use a battery-operated candle or glow stick in jack-o-lanterns
  • When choosing costumes, stay away from long trailing fabric
  • Teach children to stay away from open flames, including jack-o-lanterns with candles in them
  • Choose costumes with reflective markings when possible
  • Provide children with flashlights or glow sticks to carry as part of their costume
  • Dried flowers, cornstalks, straw, hay, crepe paper, and other Halloween decorations can catch fire easily
  • Keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources such as light bulbs and heaters
  • Remember to keep exits from the home clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes
  • Teach children to know where the exits are if attending Halloween parties at other locations
  • Make sure all smoke alarms are working in the home

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