The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By LORRAINE CARLI
National Fire Protection Assoc. 

NFPA Encourages Prompt Removal of Christmas Trees, as Nearly One-Third of Christmas Tree Fires Occur in January

 

January 5, 2022



Nearly one-third (30 percent) of U.S. home fires involving Christmas trees occur in January. With this post-holiday fire hazard in mind, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) strongly encourages everyone to keep the festive memories and remove the hazards by disposing of Christmas trees promptly after the holiday season.

“As much as we all enjoy the look and feel of Christmas trees in our homes, they’re large combustible items that have the potential to result in serious fires,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “The longer Christmas t...



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