New Year’s is one of the biggest days for fires—play it safe

Did you know New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are two of the most common days for house fires? The Minneapolis Fire Department wants to help people celebrate safely this weekend. Cooking, heating, and candles are at the center of most winter holiday celebrations, and they’re also the top three causes of home fires. When you add alcohol to the equation - for example, on New Year's Eve - this compounds the risk even more. 

Make safe choices this New Year’s. Here are some tips to make sure your celebration is a safe one:

Cooking:

Candles:

Cigarette smoking:

To see a range of fire safety brochures you can use, including brochures with more holiday safety tips, visit www.minneapolismn.gov/fire/education/fire_fire_safetybrochures.

Published Dec 30, 2011

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