Christmas trees cause 40% of fires in Mexican homes

By Elliot Bullman

We share some recommendations to avoid Christmas related accidents at home.

Christmas trees, lighting adornments and electrical extensions are behind 4 out of 10 fires in Mexican households due to short circuits during the holiday season.

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The Mexican Association of Automatic Fire Sprinklers (AMRACI) revealed that 53% of fires occur in homes in this country.

Accidents caused fires are due to carelessness, human failures and the poor condition of electrical installations, the association said in a statement.

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Insurance firm GNP Seguros shared some recommendations to avoid accidents during this season.

  • Make sure your Christmas trees are as fresh as possible
  • Only purchase synthetic trees in trustworthy establishments
  • Check that decorative lights and extension cords are in good condition, without wear and tear, or tangled and exposed
  • Avoid using candles near the Christmas tree
  • If the tree is natural and uses water, keep cables and extensions at a safe distance
  • Turn off tree lights before sleeping or leaving your property
  • Constantly monitor small children and teach them what not to do near a tree and electrical connections

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On behalf of all the news team at Mexico News Network we urge viewers that the most important thing during the holidays is the safety of all our families and to enjoy these dates with safety in mind.

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