The State Fire Marshal is reminding Ohioans that it's time to get rid of their indoor Christmas trees.

Christmas trees left inside homes lead to a higher fire risk.

Dried-out trees can become a fire danger and should not be left inside your home, garage or left against the house outside.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, a third of house fires involving Christmas trees happen in January as the trees begin to dry out.

Between 2015 and 2019, 160 house fires began from Christmas trees resulting in the deaths of two people. Another 12 people were injured in those fires and they caused $10 million in direct property damage.

Although Christmas tree fires aren't common, they are more likely to be serious when they occur.

There are a number of places in the Mahoning Valley to recycle your tree.

You can click here to find out where to recycle yours.