Here's How Fast Your Christmas Tree Can Go Up in Flames

The Consumer Product Safety Commission posted a video that shows how fast your Christmas tree can catch fire if you forget to water it.

It shows two trees side-by-side.  One's been watered every day, and the other hasn't.  The one that HAS been watered starts smoldering, and there's a lot of smoke.  But you'd have a decent chance of stopping it before your house went up.

Then they light the one that hasn't been watered . . . and it's a raging inferno in about SIX SECONDS.  You'd basically have NO chance of stopping it.

So if you got a real tree this year, make sure there's always water in the base.  They can suck up as much as a gallon a day. 

Froggy 99.9 · Delmarva Country

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