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Dry Christmas trees become a fire hazard as holidays wind down

Posted at 11:30 AM, Dec 26, 2018

If you purchased a real Christmas tree for your home this year, keep a close eye on it as the holiday winds down.

Don’t let it dry out and become a fire hazard.

A dry tree can burn very quickly, and according to the National Fire Protection Association, a dry tree can burn faster than newspaper.

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