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Fire marshal: Holidays bring higher risk of home blazes

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PIERRE — Thanksgiving Day marks the start of a monthlong holiday season, and Fire Marshal Paul Merriman urges South Dakotans to celebrate the season but be aware of the added potential for fires.


The holiday season means more cooking, Christmas trees in homes, holiday lighting and decorative candles, Merriman said. Each of those things is a potential fire risk.

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