Letter to the editor: The holidays are a peak time for home fires
With the Christmas season just around the corner in many homes, this means a log on the fire, a trimmed tree, many lights, and decorations. All these signs of the season bring feelings of comfort and joy to families, but what you may not realize is that they also bring an increased risk of fire in the home.
The winter months are the peak times for home candle and heating fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Almost half of all home decoration fires are started by candles, and 38 percent of home heating fires started in fireplaces or chimneys.
The Marshfield Fire & Rescue Department’s wish is for all residents to have a merry, bright, and safe holiday season. By recognizing holiday fire hazards and using a little extra caution, you can help keep your home full of comfort and joy.
We know that the holidays are a hectic time of year for all Marshfield residents. Please help the Marshfield Fire & Rescue Department, and keep our community safe from fire this season.
Ed Erickson, Fire Prevention Deputy Chief
Marshfield Fire & Rescue Department