Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Don’t Let A Home Fire Disrupt Your Holidays

Don’t Let A Home Fire Disrupt Your Holidays

Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season, but they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one.  The National Fire Protection Association has these winter holiday fire facts:

  • Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in almost half of home Christmas tree fires.
  • More than two of every five (42%) home Christmas tree fires started in the living room. -Five percent were chimney or flue fires. One-fifth (21%) of the decoration fires started in the kitchen. Sixteen percent started in the living room, family room or den.
  • Half (51%) of December home decoration fires were started by candles, compared to one-third (32%) in January to November.

The NFPA provides a comprehensive list of holiday safety ideas on its website.

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