The holiday season is upon us! We are putting up our lights, decorating our trees and wrapping presents in preparation.
This holiday season we would like to share some tips to help prevent any fires and possible disasters. According to the Ogilvy Insurance website:
- 32% of home Christmas Tree fires affecting home (structures) were due to electrical failures or malfunctions
- One in six (17%) occurred because some type of heat source was too close to the tree.
- Decorative lights on line voltage were involved in 12%
- 7% percent of home Christmas tree fires were started by candles.
Below are some tips from the ESFi website on how to stay safe and prevent fires this holiday.