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Yes, Christmas trees really do catch fire -- and you will not believe how fast they destroy a home

By Andrew Pollack on 12/18/2006 at 02:53 PM EST

Another firefighter send me this 60 second video showing a typical Christmas tree in a living room setting. It is worth watching, because within 60 seconds you would not be able to survive in this room.

* At Ben's request, here is a link to information on making your tree more safe. http://www.nsc.org/library/facts/xmastree.htm

Christmas Tree Fire.wmv


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re: Yes, Christmas trees really do catch fire -- and you will not believe how fast they destroy a homeBy Duffbert on 12/18/2006 at 07:49 PM EST
That poor bunny... :)
re: Yes, Christmas trees really do catch fire -- and you will not believe how fast they destroy a homeBy Ben Langhinrichs on 12/19/2006 at 10:20 AM EST
I'm sorry, but this easily has to rank as your worst post ever. You
communicate clearly that we may be endangering life, property and even stuffed
animals, but you provide absolutely no information about what might cause such
a fire, what we could do to avoid it, etc. Is the message that we should all
go secular and avoid trees in the house? Is the message that we should get
artificial trees? Is the message that we should water our trees more
regularly? Is the message that we should keep our bunnies away from the tree?

C'mon, you're a firefighter, for heaven's sake. Provide life saving
information on how to avoid our living rooms becoming towering infernos. Pretty
please with flame retardant sugar on top!
I'd have thought it was obvious--By Andrew Pollack on 12/19/2006 at 11:00 AM EST
The way to make a tree safe is not to have one.

If you want next best, take a look at these instructions. I'm not an expert on
trees -- so these would be a better place to for advice.

http://www.nsc.org/library/facts/xmastree.htm
re: I'd have thought it was obvious--By Duffbert on 12/19/2006 at 06:42 PM EST
Yeah, and the way to avoid computer viruses is to not connect to the 'net.

But we all know *that* ain't gonna happen. :)


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