December 4, 2013
Holiday and Christmas tree fire safety
Facts about home
•One of every three home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical
•Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they
are more likely to be serious. On average, one of every 40 reported home
structure Christmas tree fires results in a death compared to an average
of one death per 142 total reported home structure fires.
•A heat source too close to the tree causes roughly one in every six of
Christmas tree fires.
•More than half (56%) of home candle fires occur when something that can
catch on fire is too close to the candle.
•December is the peak time of year for home candle fires. In December,
11% of home candle fires began with decorations compared to 4% the rest
of the year.
Holiday Fire Safety