WATCH: See how fast a Christmas tree can go up in flames

It's time for that annual holiday warning. You'd think we wouldn't have to tell you to check your Christmas lights, or keep the candles in a safe spot, but incidents keep happening each year.

WASHINGTON - Make your list and check the lights twice. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning holiday decorators to take a few, simple safety measures.

They offered these tips to make sure your decorations down burn down the house:

  • Check Christmas tree lights for damage or fraying
  • Light sets should have a label that says they were tested for safety
  • Make sure to turn off or unplug lights when you leave the house or go to bed
  • Water your tree daily to prevent it from drying out

WATCH: See how fast your Christmas tree can go up in flames

The CPSC simulated a fire using a dry tree. Within seconds, the entire room went up in flames.

There are about 240 emergency room-treated injuries related to holiday decorating per day in November and December, the CPSC estimated.

For a full list of holiday decorating safety tips visit the CPSC’s website here.

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