Wrapping up the Holidays: Preventing Winter Fires

Nearly half of home fires occur during the months of December, January, and February. Keep your home and family safe after the holidays with these post-holiday year-end tips.

  • 25% of holiday fires are caused by dectorations
  • Never leave holiday decorations on while sleeping or away from home
  • 210 home fires a year are caused by Christmas trees
  • Fires caused by Christmas trees are usually deadlier than other fires
  • Inspect and dispose of any damaged decorations
  • Decorations are temporary, remove them after the holidays
  • Separate and label indoor and outdoor dectorations
  • Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters can prevent 50% of home electrical fires
  • Store decorations in a dry location that is safely out of reach of children and pets

Remove, inspect and store all holiday decorations by the 1st week of January


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