Do you know on average 250 home fires start with Christmas trees per year? The result of these fires cost 14 deaths, 26 injuries, and $13.8 million in direct property damage annually.
Here are some tips to help prevent your Christmas tree from catching fire during the holiday season:
What to Do with Your Tree After Christmas
Get rid of the tree when it begins dropping needles. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage or placed outside against the home. Check with your local community to find a recycling program. Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and make them last longer.