fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year.
For the record, the US has a population of about 319.4 million.
Here in Austria, we get about 500 each year. Austria’s population is about 8.5 million.
We still use real candles.
A Christmas tree with electric candles belongs in a shopping mall, not in a home. It just doesn’t feel right. And the risk of dying in a traffic accident is still higher.
I guess you can have my Christmas candles when you pry them out of my charred, dead fingers.