New Melle Fire Rescue Offers Christmas Tree Lighting Safety Tips

As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire-smart. A small fire that starts in or spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly. Each year, fire departments respond to structure fires caused by Christmas trees.  Two out of five home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems.  A heat source too close to the tree causes one-quarter of such fires.

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Santa Claus Is Coming To The Youth Activity Park On December 5

St. Charles County, Missouri – Santa Claus and his elves are coming to the Youth Activity Park in Dardenne Prairie on Saturday, Dec. 5! Don’t miss out on all the Santa fun! Children of all ages are invited to take pictures with Santa, make a snowman ornament, decorate a holiday treat, drink hot chocolate, and play festive games during this event hosted by the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored by Renewal by Andersen. Registration required!

Don’t forget to register for the St. Charles County Parks Department’s exclusive party with Santa this year! There are two session to choose from; 9-10:30 a.m. and 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call us at 636.949.7535 or sign up online at