NFPA encourages prompt removal of Christmas trees


Last updated 1/11/2020 at 10:45am

QUINCY, Massachusetts – If residents are having trouble parting with their Christmas tree, here’s a fact to motivate them: Nearly one-third, or 29%, of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occurs in January.

With this potential fire hazard in mind, the National Fire Protection Association strongly encouraged everyone to remove Christmas trees from their homes promptly after the holiday season.

“Christmas trees are combustible items that become increasingly flammable as they continue to dry out,” Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of outreach and advocacy, said. “T...

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