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Valley Fire Official: Take Proper Precautions When Setting Up Holiday Lights on Home

10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Tuesday, December 03 2019 Dec 3, 2019 December 03, 2019 5:43 PM December 03, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO – It’s a popular scene this time of year. Ladders come out of the garage to help homeowners light up their home for the holidays.

Anthony Rios says it’s a tradition in his family, but he dodged a bullet this year. He put up Christmas lights without using the proper precautions.

“I'll use the ladder or my truck. I know you're not supposed to be doing that, but that's the only way I can get to it,” said Rios.

Weslaco Fire Lieutenant Richard Stubbs says they see a variety of injuries from people putting up their lights. The biggest problem his department sees: people not having a spotter for their ladder.

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