As we approach the holidays, you may be looking forward to family gatherings, dinners with friends, and special celebrations. If your holidays include having a cozy fire in the fireplace, candles on the table, twinkle lights on the tree, or extra space heaters around the house to warm things up, you're not alone. For many of us, these are essential to the holiday spirit. But they can also be fire hazards.
Nearly 40,000 fires occur each year, causing 170 deaths and 1,300 injuries, according to National Fire Information Database of Canada. Here are the four main holiday fire hazards, and how to avoid them:
We help you stay ahead and informed with these helpful tips and tricks