Christmas is right around the corner, and if you’re like us, you may have had your Christmas Tree up since the end of November. While it may have seemed fresh then, it could be getting a bit dry now and become a major fire hazard. Christmas Tree fires resulted in an annual average of seven civilian fire deaths, 19 civilian fire injuries, and $17.5 million in direct property damage. To help you combat Christmas Tree fires, we’re put together easy Christmas Tree fire safety tips (in GIFS).
One of every three home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems.
Always place your tree away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights and keep the tree base filled with water to avoid a dry out. A heat source too close to the tree causes roughly one in every four of Christmas tree fires.
For more information, visit Texas Department of Insurance.
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