Burny’s Fire Facts
December 2013 December 2013
Statistics in Alaska from 2006 to 2011 show that Christmas Tree related home fires were responsible for 1 fatality and 3 civilian injuries. These fires caused $1,140,000.00 in property loss.
During this same time period, in the month of December, electrical malfunctions attributed to 1 firefighter injury and $646,810,300 in property loss.
Christmas Tree Safety
♦Cut your own Christmas Tree or buy a fresh tree that is not shedding it’s needles.
♦Use a deep, sturdy stand and refill water daily.
♦Keep tree away from heat sources and don’t block exits.
♦Use lights that bear the label of an independent testing lab.
♦Discard lights with frayed, cracked wires and loose light sockets.
♦Don’t overload electrical circuits.
♦Unplug tree lights when sleeping or away from home.