Holiday Fire Facts

All stats provided by the NFPA an organization SkySaver is proud to be a member of. The Holidays can be a particularly dangerous time for home fires and extreme caution should be used when bringing trees, lights, and candles into your home. For tips on how to make your holiday experience enjoyable and fire safe check out our post on holiday safety tips.

Christmas Tree Fires

These refer to fires that originate on or from the Christmas tree. An unwatered Christmas tree is especially dangerous and can ignite and spread within seconds.

  • On average Christmas Tree fires in America cause:

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  • Christmas Tree fires are known to be more serious than other fires and one out of 40 Christmas Tree fires resulted in a death, as opposed to the national average of one death per 142 home fires
  • Christmas Tree fires are much more likely to occur after Christmas, especially if you don't water the tree. Remember just because its indoors, that doesn't mean you should't water it!
  • These fires start in several ways, learn them and AVOID them

NFPA an organization SkySaver is proud to be a member of. The Holidays can be a particularly dangerous time for home fires and extreme caution should be used when bringing trees, lights, and candles into your home. For tips on how to make your holiday experience enjoyable and fire safe check out our post on holiday safety tips.

Christmas Tree Fires

These refer to fires that originate on or from the Christmas tree. An unwatered Christmas tree is especially dangerous and can ignite and spread within seconds.

  • On average Christmas Tree fires in America cause:

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Christmas Lights Fires

Fires starting from Christmas lights whether placed inside or outside the home can also be incredibly dangerous if not handled properly.

  • Christmas lights and other fires resulting from line voltages are also commmon and cause $8.4 million in property damages a year
  • They cause an average of 9 deaths, 16 injuries, and occur in about 150 homes annually

NFPA an organization SkySaver is proud to be a member of. The Holidays can be a particularly dangerous time for home fires and extreme caution should be used when bringing trees, lights, and candles into your home. For tips on how to make your holiday experience enjoyable and fire safe check out our post on holiday safety tips.

Christmas Tree Fires

These refer to fires that originate on or from the Christmas tree. An unwatered Christmas tree is especially dangerous and can ignite and spread within seconds.

  • On average Christmas Tree fires in America cause:

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Conclusion

Don't be another statistic this holiday season! Make sure you and your family are safe by keeping your tree fresh and watered and using only safe holiday lights. Lights that are damaged or broken can easily spark and catch fire. Use lights and decorations that are flame retardant and never leave a lit candle unattended. Why not use Christmas as an opportunity to reaffirm your commitment to family safety?