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Watch out for fires during the holidays

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The holiday season brings together family and friends, but it also can bring sorrow in an instant.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, over 400 people die during the holiday season due to fire. Fires also injure more than 1,600 people and cause close to $1 billion in damage.

Detroit Lakes Fire Chief Jeff Swanson said that there are a couple of things to watch for that could ignite a fire.

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