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Holiday and Christmas Tree Fire Safety

Recently Universal Home Experts shared an important home safety message, ‘Christmas Safety by Universal Wiring.’ We would like to provide more information on that topic.

Decorating homes and businesses is a tradition during the holiday season. Unfortunately, these decorations can cause an increase in home fires. According to the NFPA and USFA, an estimated 240 home fires involving Christmas trees, and another 150 home fires involving holiday lights occur each year. These fires account for 21 deaths and $25 million in property damage when combined.

Christmas trees are one of the main holiday decorations you must always pay attention to and follow proper fire safety tips. Christmas trees must always be watered, away from all heat sources, etc. You must also always remember to unplug or turn off your Christmas tree lights before going to sleep or leaving your home.