Holiday Fire Safety Tips

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Holiday Fire Safety Tips

Residential fires during the holiday season are more frequent, more costly, and more deadly than at any other time of the year. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reports more than double the number of open-flame fires on Christmas Day and New Years Day than on any average day. When those fires occur, they do more damage: property loss during a holiday fire is 34% greater than in an average fire, and the number of fatalities per thousand fires is nearly 70% higher.