GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Christmas Tree Fire Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"On average, there are about 160 home fires per year that start with Christmas trees. (Source: National Fire Protection Association)"

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"Between 2012-2016, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 170 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. (Source: National Fire Protection Association)"

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"Christmas tree fires caused an annual average of 4 deaths, 15 injuries, and $10 million in direct property damage annually. (Source: National Fire Protection Association)"

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"Between 2007-2011, one of every 40 reported home Christmas tree fires resulted in a death. (Source: U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency)"

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"Between 2007-2011, on average one of every 66 reported home structure Christmas tree fires resulted in a death. (Source: Electrical Safety Foundation International)"

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"The risk of fire is higher with natural trees than artificial ones. (Source: U.S. Fire Administration)"

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"More than two of every five (44%) home Christmas tree fires started in the living room. (Source: National Fire Protection Association)"

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"Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in 42% of home Christmas tree fires. (Source: National Fire Protection Association)"

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"Two out of five (40%) home Christmas tree fires started because some type of heat source was too close to the tree. (Source: National Fire Protection Association)"

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"On average, one of every 52 reported home Christmas tree fires resulted in a death. (Source: U.S. Fire Administration)"

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"In 40% of Christmas tree fires, faulty decorations or lights are involved. (Source: Electrical Safety Foundation International)"

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"Overloaded electrical outlets and faulty wires are the most common causes of holiday fires in residences – these types of fires can quickly turn a small fire obtained from a Christmas tree into a destructive blaze. (Source: Electrical Safety Foundation International)"

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"Christmas tree fires are three times more deadly than other fires. (Source: U.S. Fire Administration)"

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"In quarter of Christmas tree fires, some type of heat source, such as a candle or equipment, was too close to the tree. (Source: National Fire Protection Association)"

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"Nearly 60% of Christmas tree fires involve electrical failures or malfunctions. (Source: U.S. Fire Administration)"

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"In one in five Christmas tree fires, decorations (including banners, streamers and tinsel) were too close to a heat source. (Source: National Fire Protection Association)"

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"The number of home fires the American Red Cross has responded to has risen 10% since 2000. (Source: American Red Cross)"

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"Only one-third of Americans believe they are at risk of a house fire. (Source: American Red Cross)"

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"The top three days of the year for home candle fires are Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and New Year’s Eve. (Source: National Fire Protection Association)"

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