It’s a little known fact that Christmas trees combusting cause about 200 house fires in the United States each year. This leads to tragic and needless deaths, and the loss of over $18 million in property damage. Homeowners need to take precautions to ensure the safety of their families.

This infographic reveals 9 alarming statistics that highlight the dangers. It originally appeared in an article on how to prevent a home tragedy. In the article we provide 6 vital safety tips to help parents and other homeowners.

We also talk about recommended fire detectors and extinguishers, and list important links to resource sites.

Yes, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and we do love the sight of a beautiful Christmas tree. But with all the lovely distractions, it’s easy to forget safety and precaution. But those very decorations that bring so much joy, also plunge some families every year into a nightmare.

After checking out the Christmas tree fire and decoration fire statistics, you’ll realize that that seasonal house blaze tragedies are not such a rare anomaly. Protect yourself, your loved ones, and your property this season. Prepare your home with the right safety equipment, and stay vigilant.


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