Reasons For The Spike In Home Fires During The Holiday Season

As Andy Williams reminds us in song, "It’s the most wonderful time of the year." And while the holidays are always a very busy but cheerful time for most, it is also the time when home safety risks heighten. A recent insurance industry report revealed that an average of 67,500 homeowner’s insurance claims are filed during the holiday season each year.

Home fires top the list, with about a 15 percent increase in fire-related damage over other times of the year. The greatest hazards–candles and those beloved Christmas trees. Many homeowners traditionally light a myriad of candles all over the house during the holidays, leaving them unattended or worse, leaving home before putting them out. The average candle-related house fire costs a whopping $50,000. However, the average cost of a fire stemming from the family Christmas tree is exactly twice that amount. Other common hazards that can drive an insurance claim over the holidays include theft, turkey fryer fires, sewer backups and New Year’s Holiday fireworks.

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