Decorating homes and businesses with Christmas lights and decorations is a longstanding tradition around the holidays. Unfortunately, these same decorations can increase the risk of fire.
According to data from the National Fire Protection Association, on average, one in 32 reported home fires that started with a Christmas tree resulted in one death, compared to an average of one death per 143 reported home fires in total. . Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in 40% of home Christmas tree fires.