Christmas Tree Fire Safety

Make Christmas safe this year by following these fire safety tips.

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Christmas Tree Fire Safety

Statistics:
U.S. fire departments respond to an estimated annual average of 240 home fires that
began with Christmas trees. These fires caused:

  • 13 civilian fire deaths
  • 27 civilian fire injuries
  • $16.7 million in direct property damage

Electrical problems were factors in 33% of home Christmas tree fires

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A heat source being too close to the tree were factors in 20% of these fires

Candles started 11% of home Christmas tree fires

http://www.nfpa.org/assets/files/pdf/christmastrees_sum.pdf

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