Last year, an elderly couple lost their lives from a home fire sparked by Christmas tree lights. According to officials, a strand of old lights on their tree failed. Also, there were several gifts under the tree and Duraflame logs nearby.
In this issue, we’ll share information on how you can prevent a similar tragedy from occurring in your household this holiday season.
While they are not common, Christmas tree fires often turn out to be more serious than other fires. On average, fire departments in the U.S. respond to over 200 home fires involving a Christmas tree.
It all starts with the tree you select. Of course, the safest bet is to go with a flame retardant metallic or artificial tree. If you’re intent on buying a real tree, select one with needles that are fresh and green. Do not select a tree with needles that fall off when touched.
After you’ve selected just the right tree, follow these guidelines.
Holidays are a time of celebration, but a home fire can ruin that in a hurry. If a fire does occur, remember that the professionals here at J&M Keystone in San Diego are the ones to call to get your house looking and feeling like home again.
We’re available 24/7, so call us at 800-368-2757.