According to the U.S. Fire Administration Christmas tree fires are not common, but when they happen they are serious. Clean Earth Restorations offers full service fire damage repair for San Diego residents and businesses.
Here are some holiday fire facts, courtesy of U.S. Fire Administration:
- One of every three home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems
- One of every 31 reported home Christmas tree fires results in death – the average for other home fire deaths is 1 in 144!
- 25% of tree fires are caused by a heat source too close to the tree
- One-third of candle fires starts in the bedroom
- Christmas is the most likely time to have a candle fire in your home
Shorts in electrical lights or open flames from candles, lighters or matches are what commonly start tree fires. Well-watered trees help prevent fires – dry and neglected trees are a huge risk for fire!
If you do have fire damage, we can help.