Each year, many homes are damaged or destroyed by fires caused by dry Christmas trees that catch on fire due to faulty lights, power cords or extension cords. A properly watered, fresh Christmas tree can protect property and lives compared to a dry tree -- and the difference can mean life or death.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission and the National Fire Protection Association have a video you can watch that shows the real difference between the fire risks over fresh vs. dry trees. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMtGyRk5tTY&feature=youtu.be The video also shows the hazards of burning live candles.
The West Grove Fire Company urges area residents to practice these safety reminders for the Holiday Season!
See also: https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2019/CPSC-and-NIST-Team-Up-to-Demonstrate-Holiday-Decorating-Hazards