Christmas Tree Safety

Prestonsburg Fire Department Chief Michael Brown says there are a few important tips to remember as you decorate for the happiest time of the year.”If you have a fireplace that you burn wood in, you want to make sure you burn seasoned dry wood,” said Brown.As you warm up by the fire, many families are choosing their Christmas tree.”The biggest thing that we’ve seen is live trees. A lot of people love the live trees,” Brown pointed out. He says the average Christmas tree can use as much as one gallon of water per day. Studies show the average dried out Christmas tree can light up and be on fire in three to five seconds.

Source: MG News

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