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Winter holiday fire facts

11/4/2019 (Permalink)

turkey fryer Fire damage can ruin your holiday.

SERVPRO of South Baton Rouge wants your holiday experience to be safe. Please learn and follow these tips:

  • Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in more than two of every five (44%) home Christmas tree fires.

  • Two of every five (39%) home Christmas tree fires started in the living room. Five percent were chimney or flue fires. One-fifth (21%) of the decoration fires started in the kitchen.Fifteen percent started in the living room, family room or den.

  • Almost three of every five (57%) December home decoration fires were started by candles, compared to one-third (32%) in January to November.

  • See more statistics on winter holiday fires.

Here are some Tips for Holiday Entertaining

  • Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
  • Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
  • Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
  • Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
  • Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.

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