Winter and holidays always increase the odds for unexpected fires. Here are a few safety tips to ensure you have a safe winter and holiday season.

Winter is the peak season for U.S. home fires; cooking and heating are the leading causes. Nearly half of holiday decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source.

 Two out of every five home decoration fires are started by candles.

Cooking is also the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. Being mindful while you cook, keep an eye on what you fry, be alert when cooking and keep things that can catch fire away from cooking area.