Christmas and New Year’s are two of the biggest days for fires—play it safe as you celebrate

 

Did you know Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve are two of the most common days for house fires? The Minneapolis Fire Department wants to help people celebrate safely this holiday season. 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 this compounds the risk even more. 

The Minneapolis Fire Department wants everyone to make safe choices this holiday season. Here are some tips to make sure your celebration is a safe one:

Cooking:

To help folks stay safe in the kitchen during the holidays and throughout the year, the City of Minneapolis has also produced a kitchen fire safety video that is available in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong on the City’s YouTube channel.

Candles:

Cigarette smoking:

Visit the City's website to see a range of fire safety brochures you can use, including brochures with more holiday safety tips.

Published Dec. 18, 2013