WFR Message in a Minute: Christmas tree
"Oh Christmas Tree! Oh Christmas Tree!"
When selecting a live tree, remember these 3 fire safety tips:
1. Check for moisture in the tree - run a bow through your hand, needles should not be falling off. You can also bang the trunk a few times on the ground, if only a few needles fall off you have a winner! Dry is danger.
2. Cut a couple inches off the trunk when you get home and put in a water bowl under stand- cut trees drink a lot, keep it full!
3. Only turn Christmas lights on when you are present, never leave lights on overnight or while you’re gone.