Holiday Safety Tips

With the holiday season fast approaching, please remember to know the facts about candles and christmas trees. 
CANDLE FIRE FACTS

  • Top three days for home candle fires: (NFPA)
    • Christmas
    • New Year’s Day
    • Christmas Eve
  • More than half (56%) of home candle fires occur when some form of combustible material is too close to the candle. (NFPA)
    • Warminster Township Candle Fire Facts: (2013,2014, 2015)
  • 12% of structure fires caused by candles
    • Average dollar loss = $133,500
    • Total dollar loss = $801,000

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CHRISTMAS TREE SAFETY FACTS

  • One quarter of home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems.
  • Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious.
  • A heat source too close to the tree causes roughly one in every four of the fires.

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