According to a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) report issued in 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to more than 200 home structure fires annually between 2009 and 2013 in which Christmas trees were the first item to catch on fire. Each year, fires occurring during the holiday season injure 2,600 individuals and cause over $930 million in damage, according to the United States Fire Administration. Sadly, Christmas tree-related fires have a higher incident of fatalities than typical house fires, according to the NFPA report. Some tips to keep you safe: Check all electrical cords and lighting strands, electrical was the number one cause of fires related to Christmas trees. Turn off the tree lighting when sleeping or not at home. If you have a fresh cut tree, keep the tree watered to prevent it from drying out. With some simple precautions, you can have a safe and happy holiday.
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