House fires started by Christmas trees are thankfully quite rare – and thanks to better education and information, prevention and awareness get a boost every year. When Christmas tree fires do happen, they can be very serious. Just like at any time of year, fires at Christmas can start for a variety of reasons – both at home and in offices left unattended over the Christmas break – but at Christmas, there are a few additional factors that can help feed fires and speed up their spread.

We’ve taken a look at fire safety at Christmas, to help you enjoy a safe and happy Christmas this year, and begin a happy new year on returning to the office.

Christmas decorations over a fireplace