Holiday Fires are twice as likely
The U.S. Fire Administration reports more than double the number of open flame fires on Christmas Day than the average day. Property loss in a Holiday Fire is about 34% greater than in a regular fire, and loss of life is and fatalities is about 70% higher if the cause is a Christmas Tree.
*One if every four Christmas Tree fires is due to Electrical problems.
*A heat source too close to the tree causes 1 in every four Christmas Tree fires.
*The top 3 days for Candle Fires are Christmas, New Year's Day and Christmas Eve.
*Candles start 2 out of 5 Home Decoration fires.
Mak and effort nto get Holiday, candle and "Christmas tree fire" Safety outreach materials.
Source: National Fire Protection Association