Each year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees.
48% of home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems.
27% of home Christmas tree fires are caused by a heat source too close to the tree.
By selecting, placing and lighting your tree with safety in mind, you can reduce your risk of fire at the holidays.
SELECTING A TREE
Discard your tree when it begins dropping needles. Dried-out trees are a fire hazard and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home. Check with your city for proper disposal and recycling programs.