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 Home Holiday Fire Safety
By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS
Tue, Dec 28th, 2004 5:37 pm

The holiday season is a time of fun, family and cheer. Unfortunately, it's also a time when we see an increase in home fires.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Christmas trees were the item first ignited in an average of 310 home structure fires per year from 1999-2002. The NFPA estimates that "In 2002, there were 241 Christmas tree fires in U.S. homes, resulting in 23 deaths, 12 injuries and $11.4 million in direct property damage." And the danger doesn't stop with Christmas trees. Because candles are often a part of holiday rituals, December is also a time when we see a 15% increase in candle fires.

With Christmas a few days behind us, remember to continue watering those "real" Christmas trees and to remove them from your home if they become too dry. Also, do not leave lit candles unattended. Extinguish candles when going to bed or leaving the house. If candles need to be lit all night, make sure to keep them away from curtains, table cloths, and other flammable materials. It's also a good time to check your smoke detectors to make sure they are in working order.

For more information on holiday fire safety, please visit the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) at .

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Darin "Sid" Cameron spent 15 years working in the technology industry which in 1998 relocated him to St. Louis. In 2004 he took over web development tasks for Kimberly's real estate team and later became the full-time Marketing and Operations Director in 2005. In 2011 Sid launched two brokerages, The Realty Store, Inc. and Realty Referral Partners, Inc, while continuing to perform marketing and operations for Kimberly's team. Sid holds a real estate broker's license in Missouri, CRS certification and was the first CyberStar in the St. Louis area.
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