Now that the holiday and winter season is upon us, you may be looking forward to family gatherings, dinners with friends, and special celebrations. If your holidays include having a cozy fire in the fireplace, candles on the table, twinkle lights on the tree, or extra space heaters around the house to warm things up, you’re not alone. For many of us, these are essential to the holiday spirit. But they can also be fire hazards if you aren’t careful.
Over 150,000 fires occur during the winter holidays season, causing many deaths and injuries, and approximately $936 million in property damage, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Here are the four main holiday fire hazards and how to avoid ruining your holiday season. Tips from Chubb – Fire Safety During the Holidays