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Fire Threats Around the Holidays

11/1/2022 (Permalink)

Lit white candles. Statistics from the U.S. Fire Administration show how easy it is for home decorating to turn into a home disaster. 

SERVPRO fire restoration specialists say to use common sense and caution to help control risk of holiday season home fires!  

In a year when large holiday gatherings may not be possible, fire damage restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Saginaw / Bay City say to focus on family decorating traditions and more intimate celebrations may take on extra significance. It is as important to keep safety top of mind with a small family gathering as it is with a large holiday party. We all enjoy bringing the glow of the holiday season to our homes with Christmas trees or menorahs and candlelight, but these statistics from the U.S. Fire Administration show how easy it is for home decorating to turn into a home disaster.  

  • The top three days for home candle fires are Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve.  
  • More than half of the home decoration fires in December are started by candles.  
  • A heat source too close to the Christmas tree causes one in every four winter fires.  
  • On average, one of every 52 reported home Christmas tree fires resulted in death.  

SERVPRO is an industry leader and provider of fire damage restoration services. For more fire prevention and fire safety tips and information about fire and water damage restoration services, call us at 989-752-8644. 

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