DTE Energy offers tips for safe and festive holiday decorating

DETROIT, Nov. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As the holiday season gets underway, DTE Energy offers designer decorating tips to ensure customers' lights, trees and other decorations are festive, beautiful and – most importantly – safe.

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While more than 86 percent of us decorate our homes to celebrate the holiday season, these traditions also increase the risk for fire and electric shock. According to the American Red Cross, more than 47,000 fires occur each year during the winter holidays.

In a series of videos, interior designer Mary Ann Bury shares decorating secrets and provides tips on safe tree decorating, holiday safety for kids and pets, and decorating vintage trees. She also gives information on safely storing holiday decorations after an enjoyable and festive holiday season.

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About DTE Energy

DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading.  As one of Michigan's leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress. Information about DTE Energy is available at, and   

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