Christmas tree fire News

Investigators Say Christmas Tree Fueled Fatal Maryland Mansion Fire

An electrical fire that spread to a 15-foot Christmas tree prompted a blaze that reduced a 16,000-square-foot riverfront mansion near Maryland’s capital to ruins, killing a couple and four of their young grandchildren, investigators said Wednesday. The fire ignited combustible …

Massachusetts Fire Officials Urge Prompt Holiday Tree Disposal

Massachusetts fire officials are urging residents not to keep Christmas trees too long into the new year.State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan says if a dried out Christmas tree ignites, it can spread a fire quickly.

Mississippi Regulator Advises Holiday Decorating With Safety in Mind

This Christmas, hanging the stockings by the chimney is not the only holiday decorating that needs to be done with care. Mississippi’s Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney recommends that everyone decorate for the holidays with fire safety …

Overheated Christmas Tree Causes Washington Fire

Firefighters say overheated Christmas lights sparked a fire in Mill Creek, Wash. that damaged a home and killed a 3-week-old puppy. The Everett Herald reports that the woman at the residence Sunday night walked into her living room to find …