Demonstrating Christmas tree fire safety

Researchers from the University of Maryland demonstrate how easy it is for your tree to go up in flames.
1:37 | 12/20/19

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He'd rather. You fly and it just a few days left before Christmas we know you're really missing snapping up its. We'll let me me. Why aren't you people across the street now that it's serious fire houses you and your home. So we want to dizzy beautiful mind this state to go. Me. Well. We hear me news I'd find out. At the University of Maryland College Park researchers are testing how long it takes her real Christmas tree to go up in flames expect that these fires don't happen too often but Wendy do you. They're three to four times more deadly than a typical house fire that's because natural trees are large highly porous fuel sources they can easily talent area's vigor that air and feeds the flames and quickly consumed everything in its path. From Christmas trees to your grandma's curtains according to the National Fire Protection Association US fire departments respond to an annual average of 200 homebuyers that begin with Christmas trees. Leaving an annual average of six people dead and fourteen point eight million in property damages. Researchers are also quick to note that artificial trees aren't always so easy either if these fake trees catch fire. They have what scientists like to call complicated burning behaviors which include nothing and dripping. Last now receiving. She doesn't. Like yeah. He's my.

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