Burny’s Fire Facts

A Message from the Alaska Division of Fire and Life SafetyBurney1

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.




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