Holiday trees feature festive and colorful blinking lights. However, these same lights can lead to a fire if you’re not careful or you overload an electrical outlet. The same can happen with outside lighting and decorations. This can be an issue during Christmas and New Year’s when these jubilant and glowing lights are on display.
People also may burn candles during this time of year, which can also lead to a fire – turning a holiday celebration into a distressful, if not devastating, event.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a lot of holiday fires happen during Thanksgiving as well, and originate while cooking.