Do you here what I hear?The fire alarm!
Disposing of tree:
U.S. fire departments respond to an estimated annual average of 240 home fires thatbegan with Christmas trees.
These fires caused:
Electrical problems were factors in 33% of home Christmas tree fires
A heat source being too close to the tree were factors in 20% of these fires
Candles started 11% of home Christmas tree fires
Maintain lights by inspecting them each year for:
Do not link more than 3 light strands together
Wires should never be warm to the touch
Do not leave holiday lights on unattended http://www.usfa.fema.gov/citizens/home_fire_prev/holiday-seasonal/holiday.shtm
Holiday lights were involved in an average of 150 home fires per year, resulting in anaverage of:
Electrical problems caused 73% of these fires
Flammable objects too close to the lights caused 15% of the fires
9th July 2012
I'm a keen guitar player & musician who plays in our family band. Our highlight so far was playing to 10,000 people at Fairports Cropredy Convention in 2010 & featuring on Bob Harris's Sky Arts prog.