It’s The Most Flammable Time Of The Year

Many folks have had Christmas trees set up in their homes since Thanksgiving. Fresh trees will transpire amazing amounts of water, if deprived of water they will dry out quickly and become serious fire hazards in the home. It’s true that Christmas trees contribute to only a tiny percentage of home fires but when they do the results are catastrophic. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department, has a number of startling videos on their website depicting what can happen. You may be shocked. http://fire.nist.gov/tree_fire.htm

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