Christmas Tree Fire Statistics – Infographic

Christmas trees are a traditional part of the Christmas holiday. They can also be a major source of fuel in a fire.

Christmas Tree Fire Stats Infographic

  • Christmas trees were the item first ignited in an estimated average of 210 reported home structure fires per year in 2009-2013.
  • Electrical failures or malfunctions were factors in 30% of Christmas tree fires.
  • 18% of home Christmas tree fires involved decorative lights.
  • Wiring or related equipment was involved in 12%.
  • Cords or plugs were involved in 5%.
  • 24% of the Christmas tree fires, some type of heat source, such as a candle or equipment, was too close to the tree.
  • 80% or four of every five Christmas tree fires occurred in December and January.

Source: nfpa

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