- One of every three home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems.
- A heat source too close to the tree causes one in every four of Christmas tree fires.
- December is the peak time of year for home candle fires.
- One-third of all candle fires start in the bedroom.
December can be a month full of wonderful memories, so don't risk ruining it with a house fire. Simple safety tips can help keep your home fire safe for the holidays! Replace worn or damaged holiday lighting. Water your Christmas tree every day. Never leave candles unattended and only when adults are present. Consider using battery operated lights instead of candles. Keep holidays decorations away from heat sources.