Christmas tree fire safety

Tips to prevent your holiday decor from going up in flames.
1:09 | 12/06/18

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I'm running for that Orange County fire authority for a holiday safety demonstration. Behind me you can see how quickly this Christmas tree. Burns this home in under a mini it was completely engulfed in flames and remember we're told that one in five Christmas tree buyers. Result any higher gas and this isn't completely preventable. We're told place your tree further than three feet away from the heater radiator fireplace nature of your tree he's hydrated with a lot of water. Make sure the outlets aren't overloaded. And just keep an eye and as you can see they're about to put it out but once it does light. It's only about. Before the whole house on fire. The number one cause of fires during the holiday season. Our cooking site is leaving your kitchen. I'm at. And if that's the number one reason especially on Christmas Eve. And Christmas Day again these are all preventable so stay alert turn off all your lights before you go to bed turn off all candles and lights outside as well. And stay safe I'm onion for that and you're watching ABC news live.

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