Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

The threat of winter fires is real

  • 905 people die in winter home fires each year.
  • $2,091,000,000 in property loss occurs from winter home fires.
  • 67 percent of winter fires occur in one- and two-family homes.
  • Cooking is the leading cause of all winter home fires.
  • 5 to 8 p.m. is the most common time for winter home fires
  • Winter safety tips

    There areopportunities every day to practice for safety that will prevent winter fires.Follow the links below for specific safety tips:

    1. Safe holiday decoration displays, including candles

    2. Cooking safety

    3. Safe heating with space heaters, wood stoves andfireplaces

    4. Prepare for the next winter storm

    5. The dangers of carbon monoxide

    6. Homes safety from electrical fires