Living In The Berkshires – Holiday Entertaining And Safety

The Berkshires is well known to be a wonderful place to spend the holidays. Lenox, Stockbridge, and Great Barrington are some of the favorite towns to buy a Second Home or Vacation in.  The desire to create a  Norman Rockwell Christmas is hard to resist. Whether you are vacationing, visiting friends, a  full time resident or a berskhire second homeowner we increase our holiday entertaining schedule  by inviting family and friends to partake with us  in The Berkshire Holiday Spirit.  With that we also increase our risks.

The U.S. Fire Administration says, that there are more than double the number of open-flame fires on Christmas Day as on any other average day, and on New Year’s Day there are twice as many as that.  Some of the main causes are the additional cooking we do, the romantic lure and warmth of the fireplace, the glow of candles, christmas trees, additional lights, and children playing with matches.
This article from the National Association of Realtors gives you several great safety tips on how to reduce your fire risks. By following these tips you will create a safer environment , and  enjoy The Holidays in the Berkshires.
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